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Shiso is a Japanese herb also known as Perilla leaf with green or reddish-purple leaves. It has a refreshing flavor as it is part of the mint family. 1

For more academic details and history, see the Wikipedia article.


Many cooked dishes can use shiso as a garnish to lighten the overall profile, such as:



  1. a b c d e f  "What Is Shiso And How Is It Used?" Published: 13 July 2016. Accessed: 8 August 2020.