Nutritional value


Nutritional value per 100 g

 

Energy Shallots Onion
Protein 2.1 g 1.3 g
Fat 0.2 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrates 11.0 g 7.8 g
     
Vitamin C    
Fresh 10.0 mg  5.0 mg 
Prepared 5.0 mg 2.0 mg
     
Other    
Essential oils 0.025 % 0.020 %
Sugars 10.6 % 6.8 %
of which:    
Sucrose 1.8 % 1.7 % 
Fructose 1.9 % 1.0 %
Glucose 4.9 % 3.2 %
'Complex sugars' 1.9 % 0.9 %


Shallots are a rich source of vitamin A, B and E. They are low in calories, with just 50-60 calories per 100 g. The very high concentration of flavonoid compounds, with antioxidant properties, have a beneficial effect on health. Regular consumption of shallots can contribute to lowering cholesterol levels, improving the blood circulation and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.