A shallot, which is a type of onion, looks like a small, elongated onion but with a milder flavor and a hint of garlic. Typically, it is a small bulb with copper, reddish, or grey skin.
Shallots are high in antioxidants and helps in improving blood sugar levels, seasonal allergies, heart and bone health. They may also help fight germs and promote weight maintenance. Shallot develops long, linear, bluish-green succulent leaves. Shallot produces elongated, slender, fleshy stem covered with few layers of papery skin.