Shiso (Perilla frutescens), also called Perilla Leaf and Japanese Basil, is an herb in the mint family. Used extensively in Japanese cuisine, it has a fresh minty-basil flavor with notes of clove and cumin, and a bitter, astringent finish. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and vegetables, especially cucumbers. Also a medicinal herb with antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.
Good companion plants: Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Parsley, Tomato
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