If you are clueless about how many green onions you need for your recipes, my quick experiment with green onion weight conversions can do the trick. Have a look!
There are about 6 medium chopped green onions in one cup, and it weighs 3.46 oz or 98 grams. However, a bunch of mixed medium and small-sized green onions contains 7-8 stalks weighing 4.2-4.6 oz. One medium green onion weighs 17 grams, while the small green onion is 8.5 grams.
Do you want to know the different weight conversions with green onions? Stick around as it can help you in your kitchen.
One bunch of green onions has 7- 8 clean and well-trimmed stems weighing 4.2 – 4.6 oz (122-133 grams). The small and medium stalks measure 8mm and 15 mm in diameter, respectively. However, the overall length of a medium green onion is about 20 inches, while the small one is 12 inches.
I bought 2 bunches of green onions, and each contains mixed sizes of small and medium stems. They come in full shape, healthy and tender green leaves, and slender white bottoms. I weighed the test samples on a digital kitchen scale and obtained the following data.
|Bunch 1 (7 pcs)||4.3oz/122g|
|Bunch 2 (8 pcs)||4.6oz/133g|
A cup of chopped green onion weighs 3.46 oz or 98 grams, while a cup of sliced green onion weighs 2.05 oz or 58 grams. The measurement includes the overall usable part of green onion from the white stalk to the tip of the leaves.
To make one cup of chopped green onions, I removed the small portion on the root ends and chopped the green onion from the white stem up to the tips of the leaves. It took 6 whole pieces of medium-sized green onions to make a cup of chopped green onions, weighing 3.46 oz or 98 grams.
For the sliced green onions, I made 1-inch slices from the chunky stem to the leaves, and I found out that 1 cup only needs 3 whole pieces of medium-sized green onions. Indeed, a cup of sliced green onions weighs 2.05 oz or 58 grams.
Most often, recipes that include green onions require either chopped or sliced, depending on the type of dish. So if your recipe calls for a cup of chopped green onions, choose a medium-sized bunch with 6 or 7 stems. But if it suggests sliced green onions, go for half a bunch only.
One chopped small green onion can make about 2 tablespoons, while one medium-sized chopped green onion can make 3 ½ tablespoons. However, using the green leaves alone will yield 1 ½ and 2 ½ tablespoons of small and medium green onions, respectively.
Usually, green onions for garnishing are chopped or thinly sliced. If the ingredients require 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion, you will have to cut ½ of your small green onion or a little more than ⅓ of medium green onion.
Below can be found the conversion ratio green onions and cups, weights, tablespoon, based on measurements we carried out:
- 1 bunch of green onions can have 7-8 full-length green onions, weighing 122-133 grams.
- 1 cup chopped green onions is roughly 6 medium green onions or less than one bunch.
- 1 cup sliced green onion weighs 2.05 oz or 58 grams, equal to 7 small green onions.
- 1 medium green onion is equivalent to 3 ½ tablespoons of chopped green onions.
- 4 medium-sized chopped green onions are 2 oz or approximately 2/3 cups.
- 3 oz chopped green onions requires 5-6 medium green onions
- 1 pound green onion is around 3- 4 bunches of green onions
- 250 grams green onion is roughly 2 bunches of green onions
Remember those spring onions are not of the same shape and size, so the weights and conversions reported above, despite being obtained from the detailed measurement we did, are just average that might not represent the specific individual case. Treat them as guidance.
One green onion includes the whole chunky white stem and the tender leaves. If a recipe asks for 1 green onion, it means the entire top and bottom. But if the recipe asks for the green onion tops alone, it means the green part only.
The whole part of the green onion is useful. Here are a few ways you can use green onions.
- Make thin slices of the green onion leaves to garnish or add a finishing touch, flavor, and color to your dishes, such as omelets, stews, and soups.
- Stir-fried vegetables will taste good if you add 1-inch slices of tender leaves.
- The green leaves are tossed raw within vegetable salads.
- The chunky white stem is suitable for making pickles or sauteing and grilling for added flavor.
- The bottom part with the hairy roots can be used as vegetable stock, or you can replant them or grow more green onions.
According to Texas A & M University, green onions are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C. It is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and folate.
Here’s the nutritional value of green onion according to Purdue University
Green onion and scallion are the same vegetables. Scallions have no bulbs but long, slender green and white stalks. They are harvested early before any bulb will form. The “onion flavor” of scallions is milder than that of normal onions.
On the flip side, the spring onion is different from the green onion. Spring onions have bigger and more prominent bulbs than green ones with no bulb. These vegetables are called spring onions because farmers usually harvest them during springtime.
Green onions bought in the supermarket come in mixed sizes and are usually tied in a bunch with 7-8 stalks. A medium green onion weighs 17 grams and the small-sized is8.5 grams. It took 6 medium-sized chopped green onions to make up a cup and weigh 3.46 oz or 98 grams.
A chopped medium green onion will give 3 ½ tablespoons, while a small green onion is equivalent to 2 tablespoons. So if you need 1 tablespoon only, just use ⅓ of your medium green onion or half of your small green onion.
All parts of the green onion except for the roots are edible. It can be used as a garnish, pickles, and vegetable broth. Green onion and scallion are the same, but the spring onion is different. Spring onion has a bulb, while the green onion has none.
- “Green Onions,” Texas A & M University
- “Onion, Green Onion, and Scallion,” Purdue University
- “What’s the difference between scallions and green onions?” University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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