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Did you know?

If you still cry when peeling an onion, try peeling it under a running cold water tap or freeze it 15 minutes before!

A strong smell of garlic or onion on your hands after chopping them? Remember to wash your hands with lemon juice or rub them with a metal spoon.

The benefits of garlic

Low in sodium, garlic can perfectly be part of a salt-free diet.
Furthermore, it will enhance the taste of your dishes!

Rich in vitamins B6, C, B1 and B9
Antioxidant properties
Source of fibre
Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral because it contains allicin

Garlic had a very important role in 1700. Do you know why?

In the fight against the plague! Indeed, thanks to its main active ingredient: allicin.
The latter contains powerful antibacterial, antifungal and anti-viral properties known to kill many pathogenic bacteria.

What is the difference between banana shallots and shallots?

Both are from the same allium family, the banana shallot is more elongated in shape.
From the bulb, the shallot forms 2 or 3 buds that can be seen when cut. The banana shallot has only one.

In terms of taste, they are also different. The banana shallot is half way between an onion, and is closer to its flavour as it grows in size

The benefits of onion

Onion combats scurvy thanks to its vitamin C content, it often accompanied sailors.
Applied as a poultice, it is supposed to soothe pain.
Low in calories! 30 g has only 10 kcal! Feel free to add it to all your savoury preparations to flavour them and enjoy all its nutritional benefits!
Helps you to stay healthy because it is composed of vitamins A, B and C.
Also contains essential minerals.
Anti-inflammatory: Applying directly to a wound can help it heal.
Anti-oxidant property.
Contributes fibre

Garlic, onion: cooked or raw?

Raw! To make the most of their benefits. Remember to grate them finely on your savoury preparations, vegetables, meat, fish, salads…