Shiso, also know as Perilla leaves, can be green or red. Green Shiso has a unique flavor; a cross between mint and cinnamon with a hint of cloves. Red/Purple Shiso has a more astringent taste than Green perilla leaves. Both have a distinctive subtle aroma. Abundant in iron, calcium, carotene, and antioxidants, it is clearly “good for what ails you”. Toss into salads instead of your classic mint or basil - larger leaves can be tough, so make sure to tear or shred them first! Try using shiso in fried rice, ramen, or fried whole and used as a garnish. Brew into a flavorful tea for the entire family.
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Shiso leaves don't keep for very long in the refrigerator, so to preserve them as best you can, wrap them in a paper towel and then put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. They should be eaten within a couple of days.