Scallions, also commonly known as spring onions or green onions, are immature onions that are most commonly used as a complimentary flavoring for salads, soups, and sauces.Though scallions are not typically consumed in a large enough portion to give significant nutritional benefits, they do have a relatively high content of thiamin, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, and manganese.

Seek out scallions with crisp, bright green tops, and firm white bases. Be sure not to store these vegetables near odor-absorbing fruits or vegetables like corn or mushrooms, as the may pick up a hint of the smell and flavor of scallions.