Which Onion is the Right Onion?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a white onion and a yellow onion or a red onion and a shallot?  We’ve put together the five different common onion types with tips to help you determine which onion is the best for frying, grilling, eating raw, sauces and more!

Sweet Onion

Sweet Mild flavour
Best for Frying and Grilling
Use for: Onion rings, Roasted Vegetables, Grilled Onions, Grating
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Written by Janine Goodman

Janine Goodman

As the online Food Editor, Janine Goodman, a trained chef and dedicated mom has a passion for creating easy to make dishes for the whole family. Whether its baking or cooking, her love of fresh produce and accessible ingredients make it a joy for readers to try her recipes.

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