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Best Ways To Store And Use Onions

Best Storage

The cupboard is the best place to store onions.

Onions (yellow, red or white) are best stored in a cool, dry, dark place, away from potatoes. Peeled and sliced onions should be stored in the fridge.

Spring or green onions are also best stored in the fridge.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


If you only need half an onion, chop up the rest and store in a container in the freezer to save time when you next need to cook in a hurry. You can use the onions straight from frozen.

Use It Up

Buy smaller onions as they’re often cheaper and there’s less waste if you’re cooking for one person. Add leftover chopped onion to a stock bag and freeze along with diced celery and carrots as a base for stews or soups.

Did You Know?

Onions and potatoes are not good friends. They should not be stored together, as onions emit a gas that causes potatoes to sprout.

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