№ 4 Perilla Oil

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Perilla OIL

№ 4 Perilla Oil




Perilla oil is an unrefined oil.  It’s produced by cold-pressing seeds of the perilla plant, which preserves the flavor, aroma, and nutrients of the oil.

Perilla oil also is high in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), roughly 27% by weight.  ALA is a form of omega-3 fat that cannot be created in our bodies.  This essential nutrient must come from our diet.

The typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and excessive in omega-6 fatty acids.  Omega-3 is important for brain functioning, and is hard to come by from plant sources.  Too much omega-6 can raise your blood pressure and could lead to blood clots that could cause heart attacks and strokes. 

Perilla oil’s omega-6:omega-3 ratio is 1:6, the highest of any oil. That’s why this lands at #3 for our remix ranking.

Flavor Profile

It has a slightly minty, distinctly nutty, anise-­flavored taste.

Best Uses

It can be used for stir-frying, sautéing, salad dressings, sauces, pestos and low-heat cooking.

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The perilla plant is also known as Chinese basil, but it’s actually related to shiso, in the mint family.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 14ml

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.