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Is beefsteak leaf vegan?

Beefsteak leaf is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is beefsteak leaf?

Beefsteak leaf, also known as Perilla frutescens or shiso, is a herbaceous plant commonly used in Asian cuisine. Its large leaves have a distinct beefy flavor and aroma, with hints of cinnamon, mint, and anise. Rich in antioxidants and essential oils, they are often used to wrap sushi, garnish soups and stews, or pickled for a tangy side dish. The vibrant green color of beefsteak leaves makes them a beautiful addition to any plate, adding both flavor and visual appeal. Whether you're a fan of traditional Japanese dishes or looking to add a unique twist to your cooking, beefsteak leaves are a versatile ingredient worth exploring.

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