Thursday, May 30, 2013

AND NOW, FROM CALABRIA.....

I'm having a very oniony week for not only are the large, white Giarratana onions in season, but it is also time for the famous red onions of Tropea to make their appearance. These onions are grown around the beach resort town of Tropea in Vibo Valentia Province and particularly between Briatico and Capo Vaticano.  

The soil of the area makes the onions sweet and they contain vitamins C and E, iron, iodine, zinc and magnesium. A few years ago it was discovered that they also contain nitric oxide, a component of that pill for the gentlemen.  Sweets for your sweetie?


7 comments:

sally in norfolk said...

I love red onions in my salads, baked onions too and pickled straight from the jar :-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I love Red onions , raw or cooked. I saw your post about stuffed White onions, which Arni would love but not me .. :-)love to you and Simi x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Sally. I don't like pickled onions much but otherwise, I like red onions in anything! Hi, Anne. Love to you, too. xx

Lee said...

I always have a pile of red onions on hand here...along with brown onions. Onions are a staple of life, I reckon...in my life, anyway!

Give Simi a pat for me please, Pat. :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Mine too, Lee - along with garlic! I will give Simi a pat from her auntie down under - please stroke the cats for me!

Liz said...

I had, unusually for me, run out of onions and to save going to the shop I popped across the road to see if I could borrow one from my friend. She didn't have one saying nobody liked them so she didn't use them. I was horrified! Such a vital ingredient in just about everything savoury.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Liz. I'd find it very hard tyo be without them!

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