OsoSweet (Chile, South America)
Like No Other Onion on Earth.
OsoSweets - The World's Premier Sweet Onions
Until 1989, when Oso (oh-so) Sweets first arrived in North America, sweet onions were only a spring/summer treat. To meet the growing hunger for "sweets," the folks at OsoSweet searched the world for just the right place to grow not just any sweet onion, but one that would truly stand apart.
The search ended at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Chile, where they found just the right combination of rich, volcanic soil, ideal climate, and pure water that would provide the perfect conditions for growing a "world class" sweet onion - an onion that's very, very sweet and extremely mild.
Maybe that's why one of the world's top chefs, Daniel Boulud, of the four-star Restaurant Daniel in New York City, calls the OsoSweet "the best sweet onion available any time of year."
Nine Reasons Why OsoSweets Reign Supreme
1 - Perfect Weather to Grow Sweet Onions
The Andes Mountain region of Chile provide the ideal conditions for growing the World's Premier Sweet Onions. The arid climate - warm days and cool nights - helps OsoSweets retain the high sugar content and crisp texture only a fresh, sweet onion can deliver.
2 - Ideal Soil Conditions
The clean, mineral-rich, volcanic soil contains special properties that give OsoSweets a sweet, mild onion flavor.
The crystal-clear water that flows down from the Andes is some of the purest water on earth. This is the only water used for irrigation during the growing season.
OsoSweet onions come from a special seed variety developed for this particular setting. These unique seeds produce the sweet, mild OsoSweets.
5 - Higher Sugar Content Than Other Sweet Onions
On average, OsoSweets contain up to one-third more sugar than other sweet onions. In some seasons, sugar levels reach as high as 15% - that's even higher than most fruits.
OsoSweet onions maintain the highest quality and consistency in the sweet onion business. All growers observe the same unique growing protocol under strict supervision, guaranteeing the consistent quality of each year's harvest.
Osos are not field packed like many other onions. In a packing shed a computer monitors color, sizing, and uniformity of each onion. In addition, grading standards are amongst the highest in the industry.
8 - Hold Up Better in Cooking
OsoSweets hold up better in cooking than other sweet onions and maintain their texture, shape and rich onion flavor.
RAW: No other onion shows as well in its natural state than an OsoSweet.
On sandwiches, burgers or hot dogs
In salsas, salads, relishes or anywhere where only a fresh, sweet onion will do
For dips instead of chips - great with guacamole or vegetable dips
COOKED: OsoSweets retain their texture, shape and intense, rich flavor in cooking better than other sweet onions.
Boiled or baked with herbs
Caramelized or creamed
Cooked in stir frys, soups or stews
No fumes when cut; virtually tearless.
Mild, subtle aroma.
High in sugar and low in pungency.
Very sweet, fruity flavor, with pleasant onion taste
Crisp texture, like a celery stalk or an apple.