This Is How You Store Onions Properly
Onions need its space.
Are you storing your onions properly?¬†You might not be if you're keeping these bulbs in the refrigerator or in the plastic bag it came in.¬†
Onions need their space apparently but more than that, give these bulbs breathing room, too. Here's why:¬†
According to this¬†gardening supply website, onions should be stored in a dark cool place. Not only that, it specifies that the¬†container you place your onions in should be¬†one that has¬†air circulation. If you have a bunch of onions,¬†you can use a box but make sure it has holes in them to promote air circulation which is needed for onions to stay fresher longer.¬†¬†
You know those mesh bags that the onions¬†are in when you shop at your local supermarket. Those aren't¬†just to package the¬†onions in a bunch.¬†Mesh bags are perfect for storing onions since it allows a lot of air circulation, too. According to Eat This,¬†giving your onions enough room to breathe is ideal so that mold doesn't develop on these fresh¬†alliums. Fight off¬†the mold,¬†you fight off spoilage for a longer period of time, too.¬†
Once onions are cut, however, it's a good idea to stave off that mold by storing¬†these in air-tight containers in the refrigerator.¬†
By the way, did you know that you should not store onions and potatoes together? Keep them apart and in separate¬†containers! Apparently, potatoes produce a gas that makes onions spoil faster and vice versa. ¬†