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SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Used in salads, sauces, stews and meat dishes.

Selection

Good-quality shallots are similar to onions and garlic - they will be firm, free of blemishes or mold spots and have even-colored skin.

Avoid

product that is soft, wet-skinned, bruised, has dark blemishes or spots of mold.

Storage

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.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

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