Perilla vs. Shiso

Perilla vs. Shiso — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Perilla and Shiso

Perillanoun

An annual ornamental Asian plant (Perilla frutescens) in the mint family, having large green or purple-red leaves, small white flowers, and oil-yielding seeds. Also called beefsteak plant.

Shisonoun

See perilla.

Perillanoun

The aromatic leaves of this plant, used as a condiment and flavoring in East Asian cuisine. In both senses also called shiso.

Shisonoun

Any of several varieties of the herb Perilla frutescens, related to basil and mint, used in Japanese cooking; perilla.

Perillanoun

An East Asian herb with flavorful leaves used in cooking and as a garnish, Perilla frutescens. Also grown for the seeds, which contain an edible and industrially-useful oil.

Perillanoun

small genus of Asiatic herbs