Shallots are believed to have been native to central Asia and Mediterranean regions.

Although shallots are from the same family as onions (alliums), they are a different type of species named Alliaceae.

Shallots have a sweeter, more palatable flavour compared to onions and similarly are less potent than garlic.



Health Benefits


  • Abundant in iron and copper which help to increase red blood cell production so that more oxygen can be transported in the blood. (1) (2)


  • Nutrient-rich in fatty acids including omega-3 and omega-6 which are essential for brain growth, improving respiration and nervous system functions. (3)


  • Contains allium and allyl disulphide which combine to maintain a balanced sugar level in the blood making it a beneficial source of nutrients for diabetics. (4)


  • Significantly nutritious in allicin levels which unlock powerful antioxidants which help to regulate cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure by vasodilation. (5)


  • Contains healthy levels of selenium which is important for growth and protection of cells as well as inhibiting cancer. (6)


  • Provides generous amounts of vitamin C antioxidants that maintains the healthy formation of bones and connective tissues, bone metabolism, calcium absorption, and proper thyroid function. (7) (8)


  • Is particularly high in vitamin A which helps to maintain healthy vision. (9)


  • Supplies good levels of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) which can reduce hyperactive behaviour. (10)


  • Contains potassium which is important for regulating heart rate and the flow of blood around the body. (11)


  • Has the ability to remove heavy metals and detoxify the blood which prevents numerous ailments, such as the common cold, hardening of the arteries, and gangrene, destroying contaminants in baby formula, and even in slowing the aging process. (12)




Shallot Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
% Daily 
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 12 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17 g 6%
Dietary Fibre 0 g 0%
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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