Tips for Properly Storing Spring Onions in the Fridge

Spring onions are a common ingredient in many recipes, adding flavor and color to dishes. However, storing them properly can be tricky, as they tend to wilt quickly. In this blog post, we will cover how to store spring onions in the fridge so that they stay fresh for longer.

Why Store Spring Onions?

Before we talk about how to store spring onions in the fridge, let’s discuss why it’s important to do so. Like all vegetables, spring onions continue to respire after being harvested. This means that they continue to use oxygen and produce carbon dioxide and water vapor. If not stored correctly, these gases can build up inside the packaging or container of your spring onions, leading them to spoil more quickly.

How To Store Spring Onions In The Fridge

Now that you understand why storing your spring onions is important let’s get into the details of how:

Step 1: Rinse And Dry Your Spring Onions

The first step in storing your spring onions is rinsing them under cold running water thoroughly. After washing gently shake off any excess water then allow them some time (around 30 minutes) on a clean kitchen towel until dry before storage.

Step 2: Trim Your Onion Tops

Once fully dried cut off any withered or damaged tops using a sharp knife or scissors from your bunch of green onions.

Step 3: Wrap The Stalks In A Damp Paper Towel

Wrap each onion stalk individually in damp paper towels before placing it inside an open plastic bag or container (with holes). You can also wrap several stalks together if needed but make sure there’s still enough space between each one for proper air circulation.


Make sure not over-dampen your paper towel because excessive moisture can lead to spoilage. Instead, you should aim for a slightly damp texture.

Step 4: Label And Store In The Fridge

Lastly, label your bag or container with the date of purchase to keep track of expiry dates and store it in the vegetable drawer/compartment inside your refrigerator at a temperature between 32°F-40°F (0°C-4°C) this will ensure that they stay fresh for up to two weeks.


Storing spring onions in the fridge is simple and straightforward if you follow these steps outlined above. Remember that freshness is critical when it comes to cooking with vegetables, so taking extra care when storing them will ensure they last longer and retain their flavor. So go ahead and give it a try!

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