Onions come in many sizes, shapes, and colors, each with their unique uses in cooking. They are available through out the year. Onions are very important ingredients in the kitchen. Adding onions to our dish can take the taste up a notch with its amazing flavor, aroma and taste. In fact, most traditional delicacies are incomplete without onions, and this is what makes it the most widely used ingredient. People tend to buy them in bulk because it’s a culinary staple.
Interestingly, most of us are not even aware of storing onions in the right way as these onions can get rotten quickly. Moreso, the gases released by this vegetable can spoil the taste and aroma of other veggies stored with it.
This post tells you everything you need to know about how to store onions effectively in rainy season.
HERE’S HOW TO STORE YOUR ONIONS.
1. Keep them dry
To retain their freshness and increase their shelf life, store whole Onions in a dry, dark, and well ventilated room and don’t exposed onions to the wet area. This ensure that they don’t absorb too much moisture or experience heat or humidity
2. Do not refrigerate
Storing whole onions and unpeeled onions in the refrigerator spoils the freshness as the presence of moisture, gases and humidity ruins the quality of onions. Rather it is advised to store them in a dry environment to retain their freshness. Instead, store onion in a basket, mesh bag, net bag or bamboo container.
3. Store peeled, diced or chopped onions in a cool place
Storing your onion at the processed stage is just as important as storing them whole, it’s vital to keep them properly. Sliced and diced onion can be placed in the fridge for 10 days without rotting. To retain their freshness, it is necessary to store them in an airtight container or a resealable bag.
4. cook them and store them
Have you ever wondered, why onions are fried? First, it makes the dish super delicious and second, cooking onions can help you increase their shelf life and can be used anytime and anywhere. The cooked onions are also very easy to save in the fridge and even last up to 5 days. just make sure there’s no water added as moisture can spoil the goodness of onions.