Shallot is a native tropical spice, originated from Central or Southeast Asia. Shallot looks similar to garlic despite being in the onion family. Shallot is small with paper-thin skin, the color can vary from copper to purple to gray. When shallot is peeled, the bulb splits into cloves similar to garlic. Shallot is favored for its mild onion flavor, with a distinct pungent aroma

Allium cepa var. aggregatum
Central/Southwest Asia
3-5 cm, 2-3 cm
5/10/20kg/ Mesh bag. Carton box
How to eat

In Asia, shallots play an important part in Southeast Asia recipes. Shallot is used everywhere, often as onion substitute to enhance the dish’s flavor. A popular way to serve shallot in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries is finely sliced deep-fried shallots used as a condiment.

Health benefit

In terms of nutritional value, according to many studies, shallot contains more nutrients than white onions. It has antioxidants with levels ranging from 415-1917 mg (white onions only have 270-1187 mg), high levels of vitamin C, biotin, chromium, calcium, vitamin B6, folic acid, sulfur, and fiber, which are very good for health. Therefore, shallot has many health benefits

Shallots have been shown to reduce inflammation, treat and prevent cancer. The chromium in shallots improves blood sugar levels and lowers insulin levels. The rich source of fiber in red onions has a very effective effect and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, which is very good against constipation. The anti-inflammatory effects of shallots will help loosen the muscles of the airways and relieve symptoms of asthma and bronchitis. Not only that, but shallot is also rich in antioxidant flavonoids, which eaten regularly can prevent heart attack.

Export Overview

Although Vietnamese shallot is not a key exported product of Vietnam, it is still appreciated by buyers, both domestic and overseas for its sweetness, deliciousness, and aroma. Vietnamese shallot has been exported to markets such as Indonesia, UAE, Taiwan, Japan,...


Shallot is one of FOSACHA’s main exported products. We procure our product directly from the farms of our supply chain. The shallot is grown using the traditional cultivation method and hand-harvested. 

Our shallot is free from damage, soil cuts, and other infections. Most importantly, the product must be GlobalGAP- compliant, able to meet the standards of food hygiene and safety, as well as be of clear origin to be traceable. Our quality personnel tests the product on the parameters of taste and freshness during the procurement and also make sure that the packaging is also being done in a proper manner, as per international standards.

If you are looking for a reputable supplier to import high quality, VietGAP, GlobalGAP compliant Vietnamese shallot with stable yield, as well as establishing a  long-term, mutually beneficial partnership, please contact us at the following information for further discussion

Company: FOSACHA Joint Stock Company

Address: 130 Nguyen Duc Canh Str, Tan Mai Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: (+84) 869330380