Shiso Purple, Fresh cumin

Category: Cress

Shiso Purple is the most popular product in the Koppert Cress assortment.

Taste / Aroma
Fresh cumin
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Asparagus, BBQ, Christmas, Coquille St Jacques, Easter, Fathers Day, Game, Halloween, Herring, Lobster, Mothersday, Mushroom, Mussel, Oyster, Pumpkin, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Truffle, Valentine's Day
Warm, 12-16 °C


Shiso Purple is the most popular product in the Koppert Cress assortment. The unique taste is slightly reminiscent of cumin.

Taste Friends

Shiso Purple can be used in a variety of dishes and is also extremely decorative. It tastes best when combined with wild mushrooms, cheese, or bouillon. We also recommend combining Shiso Purple with raw fish.


The red colour in combination with good taste is difficult to find. Red beet is too well known, beet-shoots are not really a taste but more a charmer. Radichio is hardly ever eaten, but merely shoved to the side of the plate. And Lollo Rosso is available in every supermarket. We believe that if one needs colour on a plate, Shiso Purple is an excellent choice.


Shiso Purple is available year round and can easily be stored for up to seven days at a temperature of 12-16°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Shiso Purple meets the hygienic kitchen standards. The product is ready to use, since it is grown clean and hygienically. If Shiso Purple is kept at a temperature below 5°C, it tends to wither. However, if kept at 15°C for a couple of hours, it returns to its normal shape


Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, Umami
Alpine, Arabic, Asian, Balkan, Chinese, Creolic, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Indian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediteranean, Nordic, Persian, Thai, Turkish, Oriental
Solitair (16 items), CressSingle, CressSleeve
Baking, Blanching, Blending, Blitzing / Mashing, Breading, Bruising, Canning, Chopping, Confiture, Drying, Extracting, Fermenting, Freezing, Gel, Hot infusion, Macerate, Marinating, Oil, Pasta / Dough, Pickling, Smoke, Sous vide, Stir frying, Syrup
Brown, Purple
Alcohol, Breakfast, Cheese, Cocktail, Coffee, Crustaceans, Dessert, Fish, Fruit, Functional, Game, Grill, Infusion, Lunch, Main course, Meat, Pasta, Pastry, Pizza, Poultry, Salad, Sandwich, Snack, Soup, Starter, Sushi, Tea, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Water
Taste Friends
Gin, Rum, Vodka, Mozzarella, Cheese (others), Chocolate, Coffee, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Crustaceans others, Cod, Eel, Monkfish, Salmon, Fish (saltwater), Fish (freshwater), Shellfish, Apple, Apricot, Banana, Berries, Blueberry, Cherry, Citrus, Coconut, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kalamansi, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Mango, Olives, Orange, Passion fruit, Peach, Pear, Peas, Pineapple, Granatapfel, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Red fruit, Strawberry, Tomato, Deer, Rabbit, Game (other), Chives, Mint, Parsely, Tarragon, Beans, Beef, Dried ham, Goat, Lamb, Offals, Porc, Sheep, Veal, Meat, Porcini mushrooms, Shiitake mushroom, Truffle, Mushrooms (others), Almonds, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Walnut, Nuts, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Pheasant, Pigeon, Quail, Turkey, Poultry (other), Scallop, Oyster, Squid, Cinnamon, Cumin, Salt, Vanilla, Chili, Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beetroot, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chicory, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Kale, Kidney beans, Lettuce, Onion, Potato, Butternut squash, Sweet potato, Bread, Couscous, Egg, Olive oil, Pumpkin seeds, Rice, Seaweed, Soy sauce, Sugar, Tofu, Yuzu
Biotin, Vitamin B6
Wok, Curry, Perilla Cress, wilder Sesam

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