Shallots are members of the onion family, although they behave like garlic. When peeled, shallots separate into cloves, but have a mild onion-like flavor. The smaller the shallot, the milder the taste. Look for firm, dry bulbs with no sprouts. Skin should be papery and have no wrinkling. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place for a month or more.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp, chopped, 10g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 7
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.7g
    • Fiber: g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 1%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 1%


Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • eschallot
  • eschalotte

Store around 34° F, keep cold and dry.


  • French grey shallot
  • griselle


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