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There are several varieties of onions available.

Which ones do you use for cooking, and which ones for eating raw?

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I have recently started using shallots in everything.
The brown onions can upset my stomach and these smaller ones, which I think are milder, do not seem to do this.

I also use the purple ones sometimes but always end up throwing half out as they are always so large, and expensive.

I also use a lot of spring onions in cooking.
by Finy
I love all onions...
by Fran
Ever since I found out that I have an allergy to salicylates,I have to be very careful and frugal with onions.I only use small pickling onions and shallots when cooking,while if making a salad I use very thinly sliced Purple onions if any at all.
Just plain old brown onions usually. I donlt use many as I find they don't really agree with me.
I can't eat raw onions as I have an intolerance for them but I adore cooked onions! I use different varieties for different recipes.... if I'm using the onions to add flavour and body to soup for example, I would use white onions. For something a bit more robust or for roast onions, then red is best I think. Boiled onions I prefer white. And then shallots or silverskin onions for casseroles and stews.
I use red onions usually
by AJ
We don't use a lot but yes the little small shallots are just wonderful.
A tad expensive, but well worth it for the taste.

Stopped using red ones for a while now, they are quite strong for me.

Raw?.well maybe a tiny amount of brown.
I love onions and am lucky to be able to eat them without side effects. I use brown ones for cooking and red onions for salads. if they are on special i buy spring onions and will use them raw or cooked. I have planted some spring onions so hope to be using them more often in the future.
Brown. Have been using them for more years' than I care to remember!
Always work well in all dishes' & I use them on Jatz for Tomato & Onion snacks, with a hot cuppa! Bliss!
i cook with red onions, it's tastier but i eat them raw with other foods too, I don't find it as strong in my mouth, but i also use others for cooking if i find them on special.
i cook with both of them but i mostly use the white/yellow ones
I nearly alway cook with the brown onions, but i’ve have had a couple of recipes using a red onion, but i can’t make the recipe until I go out & buy 1 red onion. I used to eat brown & red onions in salads raw, but I don’t like to anymore. My 91 year old mother-in-law has always made a salad of sliced brown onion, sliced tomatoes & a little bit of brown vinegar.
I use brown onions for cooking and I put them in everything everyday. I use red onions in salads. I use shallots in salads and I use them as a garnish too.
I usually cook with brown onion and use red onion on occasion.
by Vee
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