Onions and Shallots

(Allium cepa)

Onions & Shallots (Allium cepa) Onions seem to have been used first in Central Asia, and to have spread to China by at least 7000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians revered onions. Bits of onion were found in the eye sockets of the 3000 year old mummy of Rameses IV. The Romans carried onions around Europe two thousand years ago.