What you need to know:
A colourful and crunchy addition to any salad or salsa, these purple hued onions have a mild and slightly sweet taste.
Red onions are available year around and are wonderfully durable.
What to look for:
Select red onions that are nicely shaped and are free of scars and scores. Avoid onions that are sprouting or covered in soft spots.
How to store it:
When stored at room temperature in a well-ventilated dark, cool place, red onions can last upwards of three months.
Why you should try it:
Their longevity is not the only reason to love them. Red onions, like the other members of the onion family, contain sulfur, which may help lower cholesterol and improve the overall health of your red blood cells. They also may improve the integrity of your connective tissue.