Meet black garlic's sister, black onion. For this, yellow onions are placed in ovens for weeks. The result is a black, fermented onion bursting with healthy properties. Unique and soft in taste, creamy in texture. The taste is best described as: subtle hints of soy, balsamic and raisins. This makes black onion a delicious delicacy.
Do you prefer a slightly milder onion? Get yourself a red onion. This onion is crunchy, slightly sweet and has a bitter aftertaste. They cause fewer tears while cutting and have a less intense odor after eating.
Tropea onions are considered as the most delicious type of red onions in the world. It is a beautiful red onion with an oval shape. The onion tastes wonderfully sweet and has a strong aroma. They can be found in Italian city of Tropea, where many shops display braids of red onions. The Tropea jelly has become a popular souvenir, it tastes great on bruschetta!
The pearl onion is a tiny onion variety which doesn't grow a lot bigger than 1 to 1.5 centimeters. In the Netherlands you often come across pickled pearl onions. These fresh, small onions are suitable very suitable for pickling or can be processed in a stew.
The Borettane onion has a flat, oval shape. Compared to other onions, the Borettane onion tastes less sharp and more excuisite. It is an ancient, Italian type of onion, which originated in the town of Boretto, a small village on the Po river.
The Roscoff onion is a beautiful light pink coloured onion which can be eaten raw or cooked. The taste is sweeter than a regular onion and caramelises faster. The Roscoff onion has a rich history and every year there is a party organized in the city of Roscoff to celebrate the onion.
The banana shallot is a crossing between an onion and a shallot. It has a characteristic appearance with its elongated shape and rosé-golden skin. The shape makes it very suitable to cut into nice, equal onion rings.
The shallot is a famous onion variety known for its refined taste. The difference with the onion is that they taste sweeter and finer. A shallot is small and oval shaped and has a red skin. Warning... With shallots you have an even bigger chance of tears while chopping...