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The shallot came to Europe from Asia Minor and quickly gained popularity. Good this kind of bow for their taste, and also the fact that it is grown not only in industrial but also in the home. Its use is increasing every year because of small onions with a sweet taste much nicer to eat, store and use. These qualities quickly brought shallots in a leading position of agriculture, and leave it there until now.
Food does not just bulbs, but the green leaves of the shallots. Such leaves can be cut several times per season of ripening of the vegetable, which increases the income from the cultivation of the product. The bulbs remaining in the soil allowed the growth of new green shoots, rich in vitamins and beneficial trace elements without cutting the regrown shoots.
Shallot has an oval shape bulbs, which slightly tapers at one end. Slices are divided as garlic, each separately. In one bulb can be up to five lobes. They are not the same, may be distinguished by the size and number of layers. The diameter of the fruit no more than 4-5 cm in diameter, which size is inferior bulb onions. Scales within the bright, juicy, covered with a thin film as in the conventional Luka, outside vegetable protects dry, more dense scales yellow, Golden or purple colors. To taste shallots are much sweeter than onions.
Shallots in a large number of useful micro and macro elements, vitamins and nutrients. It is rich in vitamins C, b, A. there are a lot of potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.
Shallots normalizes blood pressure, improves the condition of blood vessels because it contains large amounts of sodium and potassium. This bow useful high blood pressure, heart disease.
Shallots provokes the secretion of gastric juice, improves appetite and stimulates digestion. As in the individual mind bow is used seldom in combination with other products shallots improves their digestibility. It is recommended to add it to the heavy meals – fried, fatty. These dishes will have little negative impact on the esophagus.
The bow also has a positive effect on vision, it suggest to enter into regular food those who complain about the eyes. Carotene contained in sweet potato improves the condition of the eye muscle tissue and the lens. However, the shallot does not improve and does not restore vision.
Is an effective antioxidant that removes toxins from the body, prevents aging of cells. The shallot is recommended to enter into the diet of elderly people to improve the overall condition of the body.
Large amounts of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium improves the condition of nails, hair and teeth. For this reason, the shallot is not only eaten but also used as masks for hair, nails and skin.
Due to the large amount of ascorbic acid, onion is an excellent disinfectant, it kills in the intestines any infection, therefore, improves the digestive system and is an excellent preventative measure in the period of infectious diseases.
Onion improves health, increases vitality, promotes productive work of the brain. People who eat present the shallots are less susceptible to infectious diseases, less tired and fall into depression.
Shallots are widely used in cooking. It can be onion patties, cooked, stewed, fried, added to main dishes, salads, soups, sauces. Shallots adds flavor meat and fish dishes, potatoes and other basic foods.
The juice of the shallot is used in folk medicine to treat burns, wounds and abrasions. The slurry W a bow or a cotton swab moistened with freshly juice applied to the affected area.
The use of shallots in large quantity may hinder the flow of oxygen to the cells and organs of the body.
It is not recommended to enter into the diet of shallots for people suffering from constipation and those who have problems with the pancreas. People with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the genitourinary system should refrain from onions, because they can worsen the disease.