Origin: United States
Aroma: Characteristic, sweet, pleasant
Flavor Profile: sweet, delicate, with onion-like taste
History: This food has history dating back at least 5,000 years, thought it was not heavily cultivated until the Middle Ages.
Farming and harvesting: This perennial plant is a cousin to the bulb onion used in cooking. However, these have no bulb, only tall hallow grass like leaves. They will flower purple flowers in spring and summer which are also edible but mostly used as a garnish.
Culinary applications: Used in baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, stews and soups, vegetable dishes among endless other applications
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