How to store onions properly so that they do not spoil: useful tips

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
White onions
White onions

Onion is a healthy vegetable with a very specific taste and smell, which helps many dishes to reveal their flavor in a new way. It is often added to salads, soups, pies, sauces, and meat dishes.

Taten onion tart

There are about 1000 types of onions, including the 10 most popular edible ones, which we use in the preparation of various dishes.

Dishes with onions

The most important rule is to store onions properly to keep them fresh and tasty for longer. The FoodOboz editorial team has selected 7 useful life hacks published by INSIDER that will help you store the vegetable for a long time.

It is worth noting that onions should not be stored in the refrigerator unless they are peeled.

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Where and how best to store the product:

1. Store the whole onion in a cold, dry, dark, and well-ventilated room or cupboard.

How to store whole onions properly

But not in plastic or cloth bags, or bags, instead, choose a mesh bag or box with holes or slats to ensure adequate ventilation.

2. Store chopped and raw onions in airtight containers and the refrigerator. This will keep them fresh for 7 to 10 days.

Chopped onion

3. Peeled onions

Peeled onions

The best way to store peeled onions is to store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This way, it will be exposed to as little oxygen as possible.

4. Cooked onions

Cooked onions

It is best to refrigerate onions within two hours of cooking to avoid bacterial growth. They can be stored in an airtight container for about three to five days.

5. Shallots


It should be stored in a dry, cool, light-protected, and well-ventilated place, either in a mesh bag, wire basket, or even in tights. This is how you can maximize air circulation and keep the onions fresh for as long as possible.

6. Leek


It is best stored by dipping the ends of the roots in a jar of water, so you can use it within two weeks.

7. Green onions

Green Onions

This type of onion should be stored in the same way as leeks – dip the roots in water and use within a few days. Since this type of onion is considered the most delicate of all, it should be used very quickly.

How to store onions properly

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