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White onion (Allium cepa, 'sweet onion') is a cultivar of dry onion, that has a pure white papery skin and a sweet, mild white flesh.
Similar to red onions, due to the high sugar content, they have a short shelf life, lasting up to 2 days, or if refrigerated, they can last up to a month.
This onion is used in Mexican foods or complementing the flavors of other ingredients.
The onion can be sautéed to a dark brown color and served to provide a sweet and sour flavor to other foods.
Small white onions used in soups, casseroles, or stews are known as 'boiler onions'.
They can also be added to salads.
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