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Green onions SAFE?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 03, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I bought a mesh bag of 8 onions at the supermarket.

I chopped off both ends, and took off the outer few layers.

It seemed that some of the onions were kind of greenish.

Is that safe?

I seem to recall something about green potatoes, or potatoes that are sprouting being toxic, but I'm not sure that applies to onions.

Thanks, Mike

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on May 03, 2012
at 09:28 PM

Your green tinged onions are safe. When onions are stored, they often begin a new growth cycle instead of staying nicely dormant and waiting for us to use them. They turn greenish, send out roots, and begin to grow stems again.

We often eat young, green onions as a deliberate choice, unlike green potatoes or potato sprouts. These should never be consumed.

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on May 03, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Green, totally safe. Moldy-green, not very appetizing and less safe.

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D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on May 03, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I think onions are usually green on the inside. A little bit at least. Perfectly normal I'd say.

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