Purchase of Scallion:
The long onion (Junca or green), is white and slender stem, dark green and intense leaves.
It is noticeable in the stiffness and firmness of its stem (not soft), non-yellowish white color. Intense green leaves (not yellowish, brown or dry) and firm (non-soft) texture. Characteristic fresh smell. When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
As an ingredient for stews, marinades for meat, pickles typical with cilantro and paprika “minced”, in preparation of rice and in general as a condiment.
Storage of Scallion:
If the onion is buried, rinse with water at room temperature, dry with clean cloth and when it is dry, store in snood or unpacked (never in plastic bag), in the drawer or vegetable drawer in the refrigerator so it is split. They can also be stored at room temperature in cool, ventilated place (for approximately 8 days), although it will eventually dry out. Its refrigerated life is 10-15 days and depending on its freshness at the time of purchase.
Temp. Environment or refrigerate.
Duration of the Scallion:
Eight days. 10-15 according to case.
Some people send out the green leaves of the long onion, but they are the most delicious for meat marinades. They are macerated (crushed in wood or stone mortar) with oil and salt and the meat is smeared for roasts. Delicious stews are also prepared picándola very small, or to fry (whole) when preparing rice and in soups or cooking potatoes the whole leaf is placed and then removed.
Nutrients and properties:
The Scallion contains a lot of water and low calories. It contains flavonoids that have properties that help in the reduction of cardiac conditions, in addition they are anticancer and anti-inflammatory. -Flavonoids are also antioxidants. Why onion intake is recommended for people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Vitamins. Contains folic acid. Vitamin C (antioxidant), vitamin B6 (metabolic functions),-onion also contains thiamine, a vitamin associated with the proper functioning of the vision and liver and the health of the skin. -Minerals: Phosphorus and magnesium that help in the metabolism of carbohydrates. Potassium that contributes to the good functioning of the heart. Note: Never store it in a soiled or damaged blade.
- It should always be stored clean and dry.
- Periodically check the status of the product to be able to consume it in time.