Spring onion

Also known as:
Hari pyaz, Vengayathal, Vulli kada.

Spring onions are a variety of green onion or scallion with a stronger flavor. They look very similar to green onions, except that their bulbs are larger and more defined. The larger bulbs have a concentrated onion flavor.

Commonly used in:
They can be used in any recipes that call for green onions, ranging from salads to salsas, or used in stir fried dishes.

Health benefit:
Spring onions are known to reduce the levels of cholesterol and lower the blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. They also contain substances that prevent the formation of blood clots.