How To Store An Onion

Onions are a staple in most American cooking. It’s not uncommon for most households to have several onions on hand at one time. But have you ever wondered how to store them?


Here are some tips:

Straight from the store

– Store dry bulb onions in a cool, dry, well ventilated place.
– Don’t store whole onions in plastic bags. The lack of air movement will reduce their shelf life.
– Sweet onions contain more water and thus have a shorter shelf life than other varieties.
– To make sweet onions last longer, wrap in paper towels or newspaper and store in the fridge.
– Store onions stylishly in a Stoneware Onion Pot or an Onion Basket. Or try this tip to store them using pantyhose.

Whole peeled onions

– Store in the refrigerator at 40°F or below.

Cut onions

– If you cut or slice the onions yourself, store in a sealed container in the fridge for 7-10 days.
– If you buy pre-cut onions, follow the manufacturer’s “use by” dates
– Try an onion saver container like this one or this one to keep them fresh in the fridge!
– You can also freeze chopped onions to use later! Here’s how.


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