The spring onion comes from the farther east of Europe, but it has spread through the world and is also widely used in The Gambia.
Spring onion is used in the preparation of almost all dishes in the Gambia. supa kanja, plasas, domoda, mbahal etc. It is used for seasoning and flavouring of dishes.
Like onion and garlic, which spring onion is closely related to, it has a high level of Vitamin C, which is an immune booster. It exhibits antibacterial properties since it helps build white blood cells to fight against diseases. Preventing cold, flu and cough. The Sulphur compound helps maintain blood pressure. It’s suitable for diabetic patients and more.