Question: Can shiso be dried?

To dehydrate the shiso leaves: Dehydrate at 125-130F (in a dehydrator) until completely dried and brittle, about 45 minutes. Mix the dehydrated shiso, *nori, half of the white and black sesame seeds, bonito flakes, and salt in a spice grinder. Pulse a few times until the consistency of small flakes.

Can you dehydrate perilla leaves?

This indicates that drying can significantly increase the level of flavonoids in perilla leaves without a loss of flavor. Therefore, drying is a simple and effective method to improve the concentrations of bioactive agents, which increases the intake of beneficial substances derived from herbs and edible plants.

Are all Perilla plants edible?

The answer — Botanists group all kinds of Perilla, whatever their color, under a single species, known as Perilla frutescens. So if Green Perilla is safe to eat, its purple cousin must be all right too. Purple Perilla is less commonly used raw than the green type.

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