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Onion does contain sugars when raw, but they are pretty much indigestible and tasteless. Cellulose (vegetable fiber), for example, is a complex carbohydrate which only ruminants can digest with the aid of bacteria in their stomach. With caramelization, complex sugars in onion split into simpler ones, which are the ones we can taste, by the action of heat. ...


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The answer is: An onion contains sugar whether you "caramelize" it or not. "Caramelizing" an onion (or anything else) helps to emphasize the natural sweetness of the onion. You're basically cooking off the water in the onion and concentrating the sugars.


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Onions are very sugary. People eat so much sugar these days however, that they don't notice. When someone does something like the atkin's diet or similar, they begin to taste how sweet all those veg really are.


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Yes, onions contain sugar, just like most fruit and vegetables. It is not simply a common phrase, it is true caramelization. They have 4.24 g of sugar per 100 g in total (wet weight). For dry weight 40% is sugar. See the USDA nutrient database for more details.


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Leek is really great for people who think onion is "too strong". I have used leek in recipes calling for onion on multiple occasions to get rid of some leek.


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Sprouted onions are perfectly safe to eat. If far advanced the texture may not be ideal; yours does not sound very far advanced at all (not even green.) Considering you can eat green onions, there's nothing to fear from onion sprouts.


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maybe this is not very "cheffy" but then i am not a cheffy cook anyway... In sauces i've used Chive, Celery (long) and Leek with moderate success. Chive i like especially but i use differently from onions, in red sauces especially i keep about half of it back and add it to the sauce with 3-5 min to go so it doesnt only work as a substitute but also add abit ...


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I'd say shallots would be your best bet. While they are both part of the allium family, shallots tend to have a sweeter taste that's less sharp than your average onion. Spring onions, leeks and chives might work as well but do keep in mind that they're hardly perfect substitutes as they're more peppery than they are sharp and pungent. However, if you don't ...


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Nothing can really deal with allium breath. The sulfur compounds in the alliums are absorbed into the bloodstream via the gastrointestinal tract, then released into the alveoli of the lungs, where they are exhaled along with carbon dioxide waste when you breathe out. The smell isn't coming from your mouth, it's coming from your lungs. Some of it may also ...


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Food preservatives such as nitrite, sorbic acid, phenolic antioxidants, polyphosphates, and ascorbates are all proven additives to help reduce the risk. phenolic antioxidants in particular come from plant materials. If I were you, I would invest my time into researching such ingredients as bay leafs because you can buy them in bulk and because they're food ...


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I suppose dropping the bags in liquid nitrogen for a few minutes, and then storing in the freezer might suffice. mostly fish, but not a bad read: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/UCM252416.pdf Edit post clarification of the question: Liquid nitrogen is still fun if you can find an excuse, and highly effective. In a less drastic ...


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Unless he actually canned the sauce (processing the jars in boiling water bath or pressure canner as appropriate) and was working from a trusted recipe, no, this is definitely not safe. It takes processing like this to make canned goods shelf stable. And the recipe is important too; for example if the pH isn't low enough it's not safe to use the boiling ...



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