The onion (Allium cepa L., from Latin cepa “onion”), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Its origin comes from southeast Asia, from regions of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The spring onion has amazing properties, it protects the eyes because it contains vitamin A, which plays a big part in a healthy eyesight. It also contains vitamin C and K, which are good for the health of a human’s skeleton, control the blood’s coagulation and protect the tissues from damages. It is also important for diabetic people, as it helps them to control blood sugar and decrease cholesterol and blood pressure. Spring onions can be planted any time of the year. In Greece you can find many varieties depending on their shape of the bulb, color, size and taste. There are sweet and chili onions, oblong or round, white, red or purple. There are a lot of local varieties of spring onions and regions that are widely known for their onions, such as the onions from Vatika, the water onions from Zakynthos, as also local varieties in Heraklion and Chania of Crete.
These are some ways of cutting a spring onion.