Question: How Does An Onion Store It's Food?

February 15, 2010


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The onion, part of the Lily family stores food in the Leaves, which are long and tubular. With mostly all varieties of onion the leaves along with the bulb are edible. Chives and green onions are a common example. the leaves, which store sugars and pungent oils are what give the bulb it's strong Oder and flavor.