Egoma(Korean perilla)is a kind of Goma(sesame)?

Korean perilla is likely to be considered a kind of sesame in Japan, but it is actually not of the sesame family. Korean perilla is an annual grass in the Lamiaceae family of the Perilla genus and looks a lot like Japanese basil. It is called “Junen” or “Aburae” in some regions in Japan. Sesame used to cost too much for ordinary people in the past, so Korean perilla was used instead. In addition to being used for food, Korean perilla was also used in lamps as Egoma oil and for industrial purposes, including manufacturing printing ink. Leaves of Korean perilla have a unique taste, but can be eaten raw, so they are used for Korean food and as a garnish for Sashimi.

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