all alliums edible? was Will the real Cinnamon please stand up... (off-topic)

Diane Whitehead
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 17:06:22 PST

You've made it sound as though alliums are not all edible.  Do you  
know of any that should NOT be eaten?

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

On 2-Dec-09, at 4:48 PM, Mark McDonough wrote:

>   There is an enormous amount of chemical research done on onions,  
> garlic and other allium species, because they are incredibly rich in  
> complex compounds and substances with a wide range of applications.   
> Here again, it is important to be clear about what Allium species,  
> or even what edible Onion cultivar one is interested in, to be sure  
> about what properties are ascribed to that specific botanical entity.

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