Allium cepa – Onion

Allium cepa - Onion

– FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Allium cepa, the onion (also called bulb onion or common onion) and the shallot (A. cepa var. aggregatum), is a monocot bulbous perennial (often biannual). It is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium, which includes other important species such as garlic (A. sativum) and leeks (A. ampeloprasum). The name “wild onion” is applied to various Alliums. Allium species are among the oldest cultivated crops. Diverse representations in Egyptian artifacts dating to 2700 B.C. (1) Onions are widely used on cooking in…

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