If you have a lot of onions and you don’t know how to store them to prevent them from rotting, with this simple trick you can save them without problems to take advantage of them for much longer and not waste food, something that people usually do.

When stored for a long time, the areas where the onions normally touch each other are the first places to rot. For this there are some tricks that we can use to prevent the onions from being in contact while they are stored, and thus they can stay longer without rotting.

How to store onions to prevent rot

To achieve optimal storage of the onion, we can use a nylon stocking, which we will surely have at home, and do the following:


  1. Each onion is gently placed in the nylon stocking and a knot is tied to trap it.
  2. The pattern is repeated until the onions fill the space that the socks reach.
  3. Later we can hang the stockings if we have a deposit or a place for storage. Whenever one is needed, the knot is cut.

If you also want to reuse the stockings, you can leave the open part of the stocking (not the foot) down, it is closed between onions with plastic fasteners and they are only untied without having to cut the stocking.

The onions go down one by one and come out through the open part until they are left without any. You just have to be very careful since the stockings are very fragile and break easily.

Another way to store

Another way to store sweet onion is to wrap each one in newspaper and then store them in the refrigerator in the dry section.

The newspaper has the same purpose as the knot that is made in the nylon stocking when stored, this consists of separating the onions and does not allow them to touch each other. If space is limited in your storage space, then hanging onions in a cool place is preferred.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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