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

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


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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