Perilla, Black Egoma

Siskiyou Seeds

$ 3.50


PERILLA - Black Egoma - P. frutescens var. frutescens (80-90 days)– Known as Wild sesame, this plant grows to about 3 feet tall with pretty opposite leaves.  Like Japanese Basil – it is very aromatic.  The oilseed contains about 38-45% lipid. The expressed oil from these seeds, exhibits one of the highest proportions of omega-3 (α-linolenic acid (ALA)[6] fatty acids of any seed oil, at 54-64% and only 14% linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. This unusual n6:n3 ratio gives this crop potential for an alternative to other seed oils.  A highly novel, conversation starter that is dazzling to look at and smell!  From our friend Hiroko Kurosaki from Japan.  SSF

SH2: Packet (2 g) - $3.50  

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