Shiso, Perilla Red Aka 4"
Aka Shiso is a traditional Japanese herb with refreshing aromatic red frilled leaves. Also known as Beefsteak plant. The plant has a bush growth habit. It is also grown as sprouts or microgreens. As the plant matures, pinch off leaves for use. This promotes branching and leaf production. Red shiso is often described as having an anise flavor, whereas the green variety is said to be spicier and more like cinnamon. The leaves are rich in calcium and iron and are often used in Chinese medicine to treat asthma, colds, flu and other respiratory ailments.