Scallions typically refer to any member of the Allium species with long green leaves and a root bulb that is small, either due to early harvest or cultivar characteristics. Scallions have a mild onion taste.

Health considerations

Scallions are a source of Vitamins A, C, K, and some B vitamins (particularly folate), as well as small amounts of manganese, iron, calcium and potassium. Scallion extracts have antioxidant and antibacterial effects.

Keep in mind

Depending on location, the terms green onion, spring onion, and scallion may be used interchangeably.

May be found in

Salad, stir-fry, salsa, asado, calçot, porridge, palapa


Self Nutrition Data
Journal of Food Science

Alternative Spellings and Names

Green onion, spring onion, salad onion, table onion, little onion, green shallot, onion stick, long onion, baby onion, precious onion, yard onion, gibbon, syboe, scally onion

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