— LEAVES, BLOSSOMS, SPROUTS & CRESSES
Shiso Leaves Purple
Shiso Leaves Purple is often dipped in special tempura batter and deep-fried. Elegant and tasty! It’s also possible to simply fry it as decoration.
Availability Shiso Leaves Purple
Originally this beautiful red leaf used to be imported from the North East of Asia. However, due to the complex cultivation in those countries, it was not possible to grow it without pesticides. The amount of residue was too high to be allowed into the EEC. At the special request of some top restaurants we took up the challenge to grow this crop under our greenhouse con ditions, without pesticides! Without any previous knowledge our technicians managed to find a way to cultivate the crop, using beneficial insects, which eliminate harmful insects. Spray ing is no longer required. The result is a healthy and clean crop.
How to store
Shiso Leaves are available year round and can easily be stored for up to nine days at a temperature of 2-7°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Shiso Leaves meet the hygienic kitchen standards. The products only need rinsing, since they are grown clean and hygienically.
How to eat
Shiso Leaves can also be combined with game, mushrooms, or different types of fish. The leaf has an outspoken, herby taste. It can also be used as a decoration, particularly in the autumn, with game dishes.