Fragrant and nutritious, alliums are a must-have for your grocery cart.
Herbs and spices add flavor to your meals, and just a small amount can add up to big health benefits. Some of the best herbs you can stock up on are alliums, which refer to the large class of bulbous herbs in the amaryllis family. They are defined by their round or spherical flower clusters, basal leaves, and striking aroma. Not only do they smell and taste great, edible alliums contain crucial nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that ensure optimal health. Pick up one of these six popular alliums on your next trip to the supermarket.
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Characterized by small clustered bulbs, shallots, or allium cepa aggregatum, are pungent and best when cooked or used in sauces, like this vinaigrette. They are round and small with a milder and sweeter taste than onions. Shallots contain manganese as well as vitamins A, B6, and C.