The Fuyu variety is one of the most frequently seen persimmons in our markets today. A rare astringent variety of the persimmon is from Israel's Sharon Valley and is named the Sharon persimmon
Oaxacan Green Dent Corn
Oaxacan Green Dent corn is in ancient heirloom variety of Zea mays that is classified as a grain corn, as opposed to a sweet corn.
Inventory, 100 ct : 2.00
This item was last sold on : 11/24/15
Ooba leaves are oval with serrated edges that point toward their tip. The leaves can grow up to five to seven inches wide, though they are most often harvested at a younger, more delicate age, to prevent the plant from flowering. When the ooba plant flowers, it produces erect flowering stems that have a similar appearance to flowering purple (Thai) basil. The leaves have a mint-anise and citrus flavor and aroma that is best revealed when they are torn or crushed.
Ooba leaves are available year-round with peak season in spring and summer.
Ooba carries many names as its been naturalized throughout many different regions. Its scientific name is perilla. It is also widely known by the vernacular, shiso. It is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae, which contains many other aromatic and herbaceous plants including basil, mint, sage and lavender.
Ooba is most commonly associated with Japanese cuisine where it is a common garnish and accoutrement to sushi, sashimi and noodle dishes. The seeds of the ooba plant are used to create cooking oil and the foliage is used to create an essential oil for flavoring. It has also been used to enhance the flavor of beverages: in 2009, Pepsi Japan introduced Pepsi Shiso to mixed reviews.
Ooba is native to East China where it is both cultivated and grows wild. It is also a traditional crop of India, Japan, Korea and Thailand. As ooba is self-pollinating, it can escape cultivation and grow wild in a wide variety of warm habitats and spreads at an invasive pace. In American agriculture it is considered a poisonous weed as the plant has toxins that can be lethal to cattle and horses.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Fish Market Downtown||San Diego CA||619-232-3474|
|Sabuku Sushi||San Diego CA||619-281-9700|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Duke's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-1999|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Ocean Pacific Grille||San Diego CA||858-699-3821|
|Jinya Ramen Bar Pacific Beach||San Diego CA||619-952-7205|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Roy's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-455-1616|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|Saiko Sushi-Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-0868|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Sushi Ota||San Diego CA||858-270-5047|
Recipes that include Ooba Green. One is easiest, three is harder.
|I Nom Things||Beef Shiso Wraps|
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Near Singapore, Singapore
About 315 days ago, 1/15/15
Spotter's comments : Grown in Japan...
Takashimaya Near Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
About 640 days ago, 2/24/14
Spotter's comments : Green Ooba Leaves spotted at Takashimaya. 1 pckg for 105yen from #Aichi! Eat them w/sashimi