Shallot

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ORIGIN

Growing mainly in tropical regions, shallot originates from Central Asia. Its scientific name is Allium Cepa and it belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family. The word ‘shallot’ refers to both the plant and its bulb, which is very popular in cooking. It is often nicknamed ‘green onion’ or ‘spring onion’ because it belongs to the same family as the onion and is harvested before it is ripe.

The shallot was brought back to the West in the time of the Franks at the end of the first Crusade. From the late 8th century and the early 9th century, the plant was used by Charles the Great. It then spread all around the world for various uses.

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CULTIVATION METHOD

The plant’s distinguishing feature is its hollow, cylindrical leaves that form a clump. It is also a bulb with many growing points. Its seeds are black and small.

Shallot grows in friable and humus-rich soils and the plant can reach a height of 20cm to 1m. To grow, it needs exposure to sunlight and a warm climate. Shallot blooms in the summer and is harvested from July to August before it is fully ripe.

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HOW TO USE IT WHEN COOKING

Dried shallot is used to season everyday dishes. It enhances the flavour of salads, tomatoes, vinaigrettes, meat, pasta and vegetables.

Shallot has a stronger flavour than onion, so it is also used in sauces and fish dishes.

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Products

Find our ranges of products under different packaging, as well as our points of sale. Whole or ground, you will find the right product for your use.

Freeze-dried shallot

Produit Spigol
Flacon de 11g


Used in the same way as fresh shallot. Enhances the flavour of salads, tomatoes, vinaigrettes, meat, pasta and vegetables.

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Granulated shallot

Produit Spigol
Flacon de 24g


With more flavour and aroma than onion, shallot is used cooked in sauces and meat and fish dishes.

Raw, it flavours vinaigrettes and crudités.

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Granulated shallot



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Shallot strips



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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