Onions are the unsung heroes of many a dish. Here is the ultimate guide to the major types.
1. Pearl onions
Enjoy them roasted, pickled or in stews.
2. Red onions
Eat them raw or use them to perk up a dish.
3. Sweet onions
Vidalia, Bermuda and Walla Walla are among onions of this type.
4. Yellow onions
They are all-purpose like the blue jeans of the onion world.
5. White onions
They are milder and sweeter than yellow ones.
6. Scallions or green onions
They are great for salads or a stir-fry.