Banana Shallots are longer than the ordinary round shallots. They have smooth, tan-coloured skin. Some varieties have almost all white flesh inside, others are white at the core with the outer layers of flesh being pink, purple. Though related to the onion, the taste is milder and sweeter. With a lower water content than an onion
These all-purpose winners are basically the blue jeans of the onion world. it is used to add a tangy sweetness to soups, sauces, pastas and just about anything. Spanish onions are actually a type of yellow onion, with a slightly more delicate flavor.
Sweet and mild enough to be eaten raw, both the exterior skin and the flesh of red onions are a deep magenta color, which makes them particularly good additions to salads or anywhere else a splash of color will enhance the appearance of the dish.