Ordinary onions have a strong pungency, so if you don’t soak them in water for a long time after slicing, they won’t taste very good when eaten raw. Odawara red onions can be eaten raw just by slicing them and you can enjoy the texture. In addition, the rich flavor of onions has a sweet taste, and the aftertaste is refreshing and refreshing, and you can enjoy the aftertaste. Versatile, good for onion slicing but also fun to sauté. All you have to do is cut it into round slices and fry it in a lightly oiled frying pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt to enhance the flavor. The deliciousness of this excellent produce is undeniable. When you bite into it, the sweetness and rich flavor make our hearts dance.
Only the surface of the scaly leaf is reddish purple, and the other parts are white like common onions. Because of its appearance, it is also known as red onion or purple onion. The main component of reddish purple is anthocyanin, which is the same component contained in eggplant, purple potato, red cabbage (purple cabbage), etc. This dye changes color depending on acidity or alkalinity. Also, the state of the first purple is neutral. Add baking soda to make it alkaline. Also, when citric acid is added, it becomes acidic.
In the Shimonaka district in the eastern part of Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, there is the “Kanagawa Brand” certified “Shimonaka Onion”, which has a deep knowledge on a nationwide scale. In this area, nutrient-rich soil containing clay and organic matter seems to be suitable for onion cultivation. Dairy farming is also a thriving area, and the use of high-quality, fully-ripened cow dung compost from local livestock farmers seems to be the reason why delicious agricultural products are produced. Wase onions are especially soft and less spicy, so they are recommended to be eaten raw. Also, even when heated, the sweetness becomes even more attractive and captivates us.