Ramps: Ramps looks like scallions and leeks but have broader, greener leaves. Sometimes in colder regions, they grow wild. However, cultivated ramps are little pricier than other leafy onions. They appear very slender white bottom sections often have a dash of bright purple or magenta joining them to the leaves. Ramps taste is combination of garlic and onion. Leaves are sweeter than white bulb portion. Ramps are used in asparagus soups, salads or with biscuits and crackers with cheese.
Other names for ramps: Tennessee truffles, wild leek, ramson, wild leek, ail des bois
Vidalia: Vidalia is the legal name of sweet yellow onion that is grown in and around the town of Vidalia, Georgia. Grown in Georgia, where the low-sulphur soil gives them an intense sweetness, Vidalias can be eaten raw. The slender white bottom sections often have a dash of bright purple or magenta joining them to the leaves. They make great onion rings and add a caramelized flavour to pastas, roasts and casseroles. Raw Vidalia onions are super-sweet and crisp, ideal for eating raw. They are available in month of April to September. Vidalia’s are low in pyruvic acid content compared to other onions and are mildest onions.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 21, 2015