Shiso flavor of this is somewhere between mint and basil with hints of anise and cinnamon. It has pale green and pink stems with deep red and purple leaves.
Widely used Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese food.
Nutrients: Vitamins A, C and K, calcium, iron, phosphorus, fiber and potassium
Also known as perilla. Purple Shiso is native to India and China and develops wine-colored leaves similar to opal basil. As a well-known sushi garnish and culinary herb often used in Asian cuisine, Purple Shiso Perilla provides a diverse range of sweet, savory and citrusy flavors!
Days to germination: 7-21 days.