Why keep it, many will think, because now it is not a problem to buy green onions, even in winter. But it was at this time that the cold did not allow us to go to the market every day. And then the housewives buy a large number of vegetables, including onions, and by all means available they try to keep it as long as possible.

And this is where the first difficulties arise because green onions are whimsical green. In plastic bags, which are so fond of modern lovers, suffocates and begins to deteriorate rapidly. In the open forum, the bright feathers are wilted the next day and lose their juiciness.

But it turns out that there are several ways this product stays fresh for a week or even longer.

Cold storage

Green onion feels great in the fridge – in the vegetable compartment.

But not all bows are suitable for storage. If it has already begun to wither, and its feathers are cracked, then it is useless to keep such a bow, as it will disappear in two or three days. Therefore, it is best to use it in food as soon as possible.

If there is a lot of onion, then it needs to be washed, dried from excess moisture, finely chopped, and put in a jar, sprinkled with salt. In this form, the onions retain their green color and fresh flavor.

In a plastic bag

To preserve green onions while they were harvested from the garden, do the following:

  • Clean the roots of the soil.
  • Remove yellowed feathers.
  • Onions dry gently with a soft cloth. It is not washed before being stored, as it is kept worse in the wet state.
  • Put it in a plastic bag and close it. In several places make holes for air ventilation. Store in the lower compartment of the refrigerator.

Important! The feathers should not be cracked and bruised, because it is on the folds that they will begin to deteriorate.

If the onions were dirty and yet washed, act differently.

  • Washed onions are spread out on a towel and dried for 15 minutes.
  • Next, wrap it in well-absorbed paper or thick paper tissue that won’t move away from moisture.
  • This package is placed in a plastic bag that is not airtight. Keep in the fridge.

The following method is good in case if the green onions have intact roots and feathers.

  • The onions are thoroughly washed and the yellowed feathers removed.
  • Collect the onions in a bunch and wrap the bottom with the roots with a damp cloth and then the paper so that the cloth does not dry out.
  • Put the package in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge.

In a bank or container

If the onions have short feathers, they can be stored in a glass jar or plastic container.

Method 1. To do this, put a paper towel at the bottom of the container, lay the onions in even rows on it, making sure that the feathers do not wrinkle. Close the lid and clean it in the refrigerator.

Method 2. The pure and dried onion feathers are placed in a glass jar. To avoid condensation on the walls, the open jar of onions is cooled in the refrigerator. Due to this action, it will be possible to avoid condensation. After that, the jar is closed with a lid and cleaned in the refrigerator.

How to store green onions in the cellar

Freshly dug green onions, with whole onions and strong feathers, are stored in the cellar or warehouse.

Onions do not wither, they are packaged in a film.

Method 1. Onions are cleaned from the ground and placed in trellis boxes, covered with 40-60 micron film.

Method 2. Green onions are placed in plastic bags, which are tightly installed upright in tall wooden boxes. Packages can be kept both open and closed. In such a package at a temperature of 0-1 ° C onions can be stored for up to a month.

Method 3 . Green onions are separated from the bulbs, placed in plastic bags with a capacity of half a kilogram, and stored for 3-4 weeks in an open forum.

If the bags with onions are closed, then small holes are made in the lower part for air circulation. Or use closed packages of thick polyethylene (100 microns), in the walls of which there is a gas-permeable membrane. In such a package, excess carbon dioxide exits through this window and inside creates a favorable environment for the storage of onions. In this package, the greens can be stored for up to 3 months.

So that the stocks are not lost, the onions are periodically harvested, using the feathers that have begun to fade.How to store green onions

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Stephanie Cleghorn

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