How to: Make Aka Shiso Juice (Red Perilla Juice)

Category: Water / Difficulty Level: 1
Posted: 2022-08-06 00:00:00
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In this video I show how to make a refreshing Summertime drink enjoyed by the people of Japan. It is called Aka Shiso (Red Shiso) or Red Perilla juice made from the leaves of the Red Perilla. The leaves I use in this recipes was harvested from our 2022 garden.

Here is a link to Kitazawa Seed Co. they specialize in Japanese/Asian seeds for gardening if you'd like to try and grow some yourself. They seem to grow quite well in the Upper Midwest Zone-4:

    Red Shiso has many health benefits as well, such as it being:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • High in iron
  • High in Calcium and carotene
  • Good for the respiratory tract and those with asthma
  • Able to improve/support immune function
  • Excellent for stomach aches and digestive upset
    For this recipe I used the following:
  • 12C Water
  • 8C Red Shiso/Red Perilla chopped leaves
  • 2C Honey or sugar
  • 2/3C Lemon juice

The strained and discarded leaves can be made into a rice seasoning called, Yukari. See this link, which I have also used as a reference:

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