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Technical Name : Allium cepa var. aggregatum


Taste Profile

It has delicate sweet flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. They can be used raw for salads and can be used in casseroles, curries and dips as well.


Shallot is a type of onion. These have very thin, papery skin and clove like shape.

Health benefits

  • Shallots is packed with antioxidants, which help in reducing lung, stomach, colorectal and breast cancer.
  • Allicin compound helps in regulating cholesterol levels and promotes heart health.
  • It helps in controlling blood sugar levels.(1)

Selection Guide

Shallots should be firm and shiny with unblemished skin.

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