Red Onion and Salmonella Alert

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    Red Onion and Salmonella Alert 2BakerAunt
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    Red onions from California have been associated with an outbreak of salmonella:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/red-onions-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak-that-has-sickened-people-in-31-states/ar-BB17rMTT?ocid=msedgdhp

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    Red Onion and Salmonella Alert 4cwcdesign
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    Good thing I haven’t been buying them

    #25912
    Red Onion and Salmonella Alert 5skeptic7
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    I very rarely eat red onions. I had a recipe that called for them earlier in the year but that was the first in several years. What is the advantage of red onions over white and yellow? Are the sweet like Vidalia onions?

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    Red Onion and Salmonella Alert 6Mike Nolan
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    Raw red onions are used more for their color than flavor, when you cook them the color pretty much goes away.

    I used to make onion soup using half red and half yellow onions, just because the recipe I was using called for that.

    White onions are stronger than either red or yellow onions.

    Sweet onions are entirely different, ordinary yellow onions get pretty sweet if you caramelize them. I made a batch of French onion soup with Vidalia onions once, it was almost too sweet to eat.

    #25919
    Red Onion and Salmonella Alert 2BakerAunt
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    I have several salad recipes that call for raw red onion, usually with an oil and vinegar dressing. As my husband has asked me to avoid using regular onions for now, I have not been buying red ones. I have a couple of yellow ones that I use for me in tuna salad or soup.

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