There is so much to love about onions and their flavor is a big reason. Knowing the different arrays of flavors can help you to choose which ones you want for what type of eating and cooking.
Onion Facts/Tips: Onion Flavors
Fact: Onions have a flavor profile that ranges from sweet and mild to spicy and pungent.
Helpful Tip: If you have a spicy one and want to use it raw, have no fear. To reduce the pungency, sharpness or aftertaste of a raw onion, cut them the way you plan to use them and place into a bowl of ice water to stand for at least 1-1/2 hours; overnight is best. Rinse before using. If time is at a premium, place onions in a strainer or sieve. Run cold water over the onions for at least a minute.
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