The red onion has a sweet-spicy taste and a pleasant scent with a crunchy and juicy texture. The golden onion has a strong aroma, a sweet and intense flavor and a crunchy and firm texture.

The red variety is preferred for raw preparations, ideal for enriching salads, hamburgers and tartare. It is also excellent cooked as a base for soups. The golden variety is perfect for long cooking, sautées, soups, broth and stews and even breaded in the oven.