Who doesn’t love cooking with shallots?! We especially enjoy adding them to our favorite Brussels sprouts dish along with a little bit of bacon, but did you know that shallots actually have a ton of wonderful health properties?
Part of the Allium family, they are related to other delicious vegetables such as Vidalia onions, garlic, leeks and chives.
Shallots are chock full of vitamins and micronutrients such as iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc and are known to be high in antioxidants and organosulfur compounds, which are responsible for numerous health benefits.
Just like garlic, shallots contain allicin, which is formed when they are crushed or cut, releasing its antioxidant power. Folic acid is another great example of an important vitamin contained in shallots. This one in particular promotes mental and emotional balance. (1) Pyridoxine is another example, known to help release GABA in the brain, which can lower stress levels and maintain healthy hormone levels.
Just like black garlic and black ginger, once shallots go through the Maillard reaction, a non-enzymatic browning process or caramelization, and transforms into “black shallot,” the health benefits can be enhanced.
Shallots may support blood sugar metabolism, blood circulation, heart and bone health and boost the immune system in order to combat germs and seasonal allergies. (2) In fact, it’s been shown that shallots could encourage anti-allergic reactions due to the anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. (3)
It just keeps getting better! Shallots actually produce biochemical reactions which are known to combat infections and viruses. These antioxidant enzymes can support the body in dealing with common illnesses and even act as an antifungal. (4)
Finally, it’s also been known to promote weight maintenance. (5)
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