The terms green onion and scallions are often used interchangeably—more so in some parts of the country than others. A scallion generally refers to a young baby onion—one that is so young that the white bulb at the bottom barely bulges into a bulb shape. To make it even more confusing, these are also sometimes referred to as “spring onions”. They are milder tasting (less sharp) than more mature green onions.
What is the difference between a scallion and a green onion?
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