INFRARED-ROASTED PERILLA SEEDS Sometimes mistakenly labeled as ‘sesame’, perilla is in fact not related to the sesame plant at all. It is rather part of the mint family and is cousin to the Japanese shiso plant.
Perilla has always been common in its native Korea and, partly because of its abundance, has not received the same attention as other herbs. In fact, farmers used to plant perilla on the edges of their fields, as the plant’s aroma deterred wild animals. Perilla has recently experienced a resurgence due to its nutritional benefits: it has omega-3 levels similar to flax and chia seeds.
These toasted seeds are pretty addictive on their own. We also love adding them into salads or as a topping on rice or seafood dishes. One of our favorite restaurants in New York recently began serving perilla seed-crusted tuna. Yum.
● 200g bag ● Made in Seoul, South Korea ● Made with 100% Korean grown seeds ● Ingredients: Perilla seeds
Perilla seed A member of the mint family, and a cousin of the Japanese shiso, the leaves and seeds of the perilla plant are used in a variety of Korean dishes. The seeds are a great source of omaga-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids; in fact, perilla seeds contain some of the highest omega-3 levels of any plant source, including flax and chia seeds..