Shallot Onion (Allium ascalonicum): Nutrition, Health Benefits.

Shallot Onion (Allium ascalonicum) Nutrition, Health Benefits.

Shallot, or echalote, is a herbaceous plant from the Amaryllidaceae family. It was classified as a separate species, but it is a cultivar of onion (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Allium cepa var. ascalonicum). Other close relatives include garlic, scallions, leeks, chives, and the Chinese onion. The word “shallot” comes from the Old French “escalogne,” from … Read more