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Scallions: A Spring Vegetable To Consider

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest farmers’ market and buy some spring onions!

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What spring vegetable is at the top of your grocery list?

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest farmers’ market and buy some spring onions! Spring onion (aka scallions) is a small, immature root vegetable of the allium family, and it packs a big nutritional punch for its small size. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin K, an important vitamin for bone health and blood clotting, and is also a good source of vitamin A and other flavonoid antioxidants, important for immunity, muscle recovery and overall health. It contains anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. Health benefits notwithstanding, a few tablespoons of chopped, fresh scallions will provide a delightful light onion flavor that adds depth to many veggie recipes, yet is not overpowering (read: you can enjoy them at lunch, even at work!). I love to add them to salads, stir-fry dishes, soups, eggs and omelets.

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