Yellow, White, Sweet, or Red: How to Choose the Right Onion

HellaWella's guide to choosing the right onion for your recipes



Not every onion is alike. Different types should be used in different ways — otherwise, you might end up with a salad that has too much bite or caramelized onions that don’t have enough flavor.

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Luckily, our nifty guide talks you through the basics of choosing the right onion for your home creations. While red onions may be colorful, they lose their color with heat, and are typically milder than your normal onion.

Click through our guide to learn which onions to choose; each onion has strengths and weaknesses that can shine with the right dish.

— Melissa Valliant, HellaWella


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