Shallots nutrition facts
Shallots or eschalots are long, slender, undergound, fleshy stems in the Allium family of tunicate bulb vegetables. In general, they differ from the onions in being smaller, and grow in clusters of bulbs from each plant-root system. The bulbs are characteristically less pungent than that of onions and garlic, which makes them one of the favorite ingredients in cuisine across the regions.
This bulb vegetable is probably originated in the Central Asian region, and today, cultivated as a major commercial crop in all the continents. Botanically, it too like its fellow bulb and stem (leeks) vegetables belong to the Alliaceae family, in the genus, Allium. Scientific name: Allium cepa var. aggregatum