Shallots are much sweeter than onions and are used in salads as well as cooked as the base of many dishes.
Shallots are high in Vitamin C, fibre, potassium and calcium.
Their high protein content renders them as essential food for vegans and vegetarians.
Shallots comprise of flavonoids which lower the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
They are also effective in keeping allergies, viruses and inflammatory conditions at bay.