The Onion belongs to the family of Liliaceae. Its small black seed is prismatic but
irregularly shaped. Onion sprouts require quite a long time to grow: they reach
their complete development after about 10-12 days of germination, keeping the
seed at a temperature of 20-25° C.
A proper irrigation is important, as excessive watering may favour moulds.
Onion sprouts are highly nutritive: they are rich in amino-acids, enzymes, vitamins
A, B, C and minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Sulphur, which
are necessary for cellular renewal. Onion sprouts are digestive and diuretic, have
antiseptic properties and a good antibiotic power.
Onion sprouts are used to spice up salads, meat and fish courses. They are
delicious with soups, omelettes and "polenta" (thick maize porridge), added just
One of the many recipes
Whitebaits fishcakes with onion sprouts
- 200 gr whitebaits
- 50 gr onion sprouts
- 1 egg
- 100 gr flour
- 200 gr icy water
- 1 lt oil for frying
Make a batter with flour, egg, icy water and salt. Put the whitebaits and onion sprouts into this mixture and drop some small fishcakes into boiling oil.
Fry for 2-3 minutes, strain and drain them on some blotting paper.
Serve hot together with a glass of Prosecco wine.