Did you know that scallion is often mistakenly called shallot? The real shallot is a bulb resembling a small onion that belongs to the lily family, like garlic, onions and leek.
Did you know shallots have a milder taste than onion? It is ideal for recipes calling for delicate flavour, such a béchamel and sauces for seafood.
Do you know the nutritional value of French shallot?
Per 125ml (½ cup) eaten raw:
Energy: 60kcal; Carbohydrates: 14g; Fibre: 2g (source of fibre)
Vitamin B6: 20% of RDI (excellent source of Vitamin B6)
Folates: 15% of RDI (good source of folates)
Iron: 8% of RDI (excellent source of iron)