Spring Shallots Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
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Used in salads, sauces, stews and meat dishes.
Good-quality shallots are similar to onions and garlic - they will be firm, free of blemishes or mold spots and have even-colored skin.
product that is soft, wet-skinned, bruised, has dark blemishes or spots of mold.
Shallots (like onions and garlic) should be stored in a cool, dry location with good ventilation. They should not be stored in either a plastic bag. Avoid prolonged storage in a refrigerator - unless it is on the verge of spoiling or has been peeled.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
Also called Star Fruit, good quality Carambola is firm and its skin will be yellow with no green tinges. Avoid fruit with brown, shriveled ribs. (...)
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