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Old 02-10-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Question Sprouting Onions still usable?

Can someone tell me if onion starting to sprout like on the picture can still be used for cooking. I was wondering if I could trow out the yellow part in the middle and use the rest. I am sure they have loss much of their flavor but I hate to waste food and was wondering if there are things I could do with them to salvage them? Use them for a veggie broth? Any suggestions?

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Old 02-10-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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They're fine to use. Cut off the shoots and use as you normally would.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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At what point would they be considered unusable?
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When it's soft and mushy or when the white turns brown.
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Thanks for helping out, I appreciate it.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
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I've used sprouting onions and garlic plenty of times. I would mostly just make sure the onion does not look wilty, and that it does not smell off. When cooking for myself, if the greens look fresh enough, I will include them too. Members of the onion family (garlic, onions, shallots, leeks) don't become mildly toxic like nightshade potatoes do.
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