Shallot is the King Ingredient in Kashmiri Wazwan. The Dry spice is used as Crisp fried and in grinded form as a special food ingredient.They are loaded with essential nutrients like Vitamins A, C, B2 or thymine, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. They provide a unique taste and flavour to the dishes they are added in, & improving the strength of immune system and protect us from infections.
Shallot is an important part of diet of many populations and there is long-held belief in their health enhancing properties. Shallots, like onions, are a member of the Allium family, but their flavour is richer, sweeter, yet more potent. The most important benefits of shallots are high source of antioxidants, improve heart health, cancer prevention, diabetes, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, might help fight obesity, and help to prevent or treat allergies. Shallots are a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants such as quercetin and kaempferol. They contain sulfur antioxidant compounds such as diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, and allyl propyl disulfide. Shallots hole proportionately more concentration of vitamins and minerals than in onions, especially vitamin-A, pyridoxine, folates, thiamine, Vitamin-C etc. Kashmiri onion has very complex nutritional composition and holds the better characteristics for its potential development as a food ingredient, source of antioxidant; it contains secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, particularly flavonols and anthocyanin, phytosterols and saponins. It is also one of the most important medicinal plant in Eastern Asia. It contains many vitamins and minerals and it is rich in sulphur amino acids. Chinese onion was found to possess a panoply of bioactive compounds and numerous pharmacological properties, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, hypolipidemic, anti-hypertensive and immune-protective effects.