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Spring Onions




Spring onions are available all year.


Storage and Handling

Store in the crisper of the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating. 



Spring onions and chives are recorded in Chinese history from around 2000BC.



  • Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are milder than onions making them ideal for eating raw
  • Along with onions and shallots, spring onions are a member of the allium family
  • The green tops of spring onions can be used like chives


Growing Facts

  • Plant in July to September and again in autumn
  • Spring onions can be grown year-round in pots in most parts of New Zealand

Nutrition Information

1 spring onion = 25 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 27/0.6 0% 107/26
Protein (g) 0.5 1% 1.9
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.01 0% 0.03
Available carbohydrate (g) 0.7 0% 2.8
- sugars (g) 0.7 1% 2.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.6 2% 2.5
Sodium (mg) 0.3 0% 1.2
Folate (µg) 22 11% RDI* 88

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016