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Spring Onions

Spring Onions
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Availability

Spring onions are available all year.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the crisper of the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating. 

 

History

Spring onions and chives are recorded in Chinese history from around 2000BC.

 

Facts

  • Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are milder than onions making them ideal for eating raw
  • Along with onions and shallots, spring onions are a member of the allium family
  • The green tops of spring onions can be used like chives

 

Growing Facts

  • Plant in July to September and again in autumn
  • Spring onions can be grown year-round in pots in most parts of New Zealand

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 18g - 1 spring onion raw

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 34/8 189/45
Protein (g) 0.2 0.9
Fat, total (g) trace 0.3
- saturated (g) trace 0.1
Carbohydrate (g) 1.5 8.5
- sugars (g) 1.5 8.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.4 2.2
Sodium (mg) 2 13
Vitamin C (mg) 4.5 25
Folate (µg) 11.5 64
Calcium (mg) 25.2 140
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 17.6 98
Niacin (mg) 0.18 1.0
Iron (mg) 0.22 1.2
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.02 0.1
Potassium (mg) 41 230
Riboflavin (mg) trace trace

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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