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Spring Onion

Also Known As : Goli Pyaaz, Paati chya kaanda
Technical Name : Allium fistulosum


Taste Profile

They have a strong taste with little pungency.

Usage Tips

  1. Spring onions can be eaten raw and cooked.
  2. They can be added to salads, stir-fries, soups and noodles.
  3. They can be used for garnishing dishes as well.


Spring Onion is a variety of young onions with white base that has not fully developed into a bulb and long green stalks or leaves. It has hollow, tubular green leaves that grow directly from the bulb. Both the green and white part are edible and are used as vegetables. They are quite popular in Asian cuisines. In comparison to scallions and green onions they are more mature.

Health benefits

  • Spring Onions contain flavonoids that help to prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body.(1)
  • They help to prevent diabetes as they contain good amount of sulphur that increases the body's ability to produce insulin.(1)
  • They are a good source of fiber that helps to improve the digestive system.(1)
  • They are rich in vitamin A that maintains the eye health and prevents the loss of eyesight.(1)
  • They also have antibacterial and antiviral properties.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for spring onions with firm, crisp, rich green colored leaves, small, round and white bulbs at base. Avoid the ones that have yellowed or wilted tops.

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