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Shallot





Shallot

Scientific name: Aggregatum




Shallot is like garlic but its root has a bubble shape onion. Shallots are popular with gourmets, being used in fresh cooking in addition to being pickled. Shallots are used as a condiment. Chopped, dried shallots are also commonly available. In Iran, shallots are called "mousir" (موسیر), shallot mixed into dense yogurt, a combination served in almost every restaurant . Shallots are also used to make different types of torshi (ترشی), a sour Iranian side dish consisting a variety of vegetables under vinegar.



Health Benefits of Shallots:



Antioxidant Activity: Perhaps the best nutritional bonus of shallots is the high and diverse content of antioxidant compounds, including quercetin, kemferol, and various sulfuric antioxidants. These antioxidants are released when the cell surface is disrupted, which happend during slicing or crushing, similar to garlic. When these antioxidants are released, they form another valuable compound called allicin. This powerful compound helps to reduce cell mutation and various cancers. Studies have connected shallots to a reduction in lung and oral cancers, as well as stomach, colorectal, and breast cancer.
 

Circulation and Metabolism: The mineral content of shallots is typically higher than that of onions, including iron, copper, and potassium. Iron and Copper can help to boost circulation in the body by stimulating the production of red blood cells. With more RBC in the blood stream, blood circulation increases, bringing more oxygen to important areas of the body and increasing energy, vitality, cell regrowth, healing, and metabolism.

Cholesterol and Heart Health: Allicin, the compound formed when shallots are sliced and diced, has been directly linked to regulating cholesterol levels in the body. Allicin actually inhibits an reductase enzyme that is produced in the liver, which is the enzyme that controls cholesterol production. By lowering total cholesterol levels in the body, shallots can help prevent atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.
 

Blood Pressure: The combination of potassium, a well known vasodilator, and the action of allicin, which releases nitric oxide in the body, blood pressure is significantly decreased. A vasodilator relaxes the walls of the blood vessels and allows blood to flow more freely. This prevents clotting and stress on the cardiovascular system, further boosting heart health.
 

Diabetes Control: Two of the phytochemical compounds found in shallots, allium and allyl disulfide, have anti-diabetic properties, meaning that they help to regulate the levels of blood sugar in the body. This can be very helpful for diabetics who need to keep their blood sugar levels under control.
 

Soothes Nerves: The various minerals and vitamins found in shallots, including pyridoxine, can help to stimulate the release of GABA in the brain, which is very important for maintaining low stress levels and keeping the hormones in the body at the proper levels. If you want to reduce stress or relax your mind, shallots can give you a quick GABA boost. Folic acid is also found in significant quantities in shallots, which is an essential B-vitamin that can help with mental and emotional help by regulating hormonal and enzymatic reactions in the brain.


A Final Word of Caution: There are no common allergies to shallots, like most members of that species (onions and garlic). However, rare allergies do exist, so monitor your body and consume shallots in moderation




Medical properties:

It is suggested for diabetic people.Also it is antiseptic, diuretic, protecting from arteriosclerosis, soothing spleen and liver inflammation, decreasing migrant headache and blood lipid, some cancer treatment and blood pressure regulator.Shallot contains vitamine C, potassium, calcium, iron, protean.






Product Code: 208   




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