Perilla frutescens var. crispa
Dark red serrated leaves with the aroma of a mountain in the rain
Red Shiso has a beautiful purple-red color to the leaves and stems. The flavor and aroma are similar to green shiso. Attractive at all sizes, shiso grown at Farm.One tends to have higher oil content and brighter color than many other sources of this popular Japanese leaf. Normally used fresh and to wrap other ingredients, in larger quantities shiso can also be sautéed as you might spinach or other greens for a more unusual side plate.
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