Shiso Leaf-FRESH - Pacific Wild Pick

Shiso Leaf-Fresh - Oba bunch

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Fresh Perilla Green Leaves or Oba

Single tray. 40Gram

Shiso, also known by other names, is a fragrant plant with a heart-shaped form and jagged, sawtoothed edges. In addition, it is referred to as oba in Japan, which translates to "big leaf." It is also well-known by its Latin name, Perilla, which was employed to bring the leaf to the West in the middle of the 1800s.

Although shiso is officially categorized as Perilla frutescens var. crispa, people may know it more colloquially as the beefsteak plant or as Japanese mint due to its flavour and near resemblance to the mint and basil family of plants. 

With its bitter yet menthol-like flavour, green shiso, also known as aojiso, is more evocative of the family of mint plants from which it originates and possesses notes of lemon, cinnamon, and anise. Green shiso is generally considered to have a softer texture, smoother smell, and milder flavour than the other kind. It also leaves a slight sweet aftertaste on the tongue.

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