[Jirisan Chereum] Untoasted Perilla Oil
Jirisan Chereum has two key selling points:
The first is that they use only 100% Korea-Grown Perilla Seeds. Nearly all other Korean brands import their perilla seeds from abroad to keep prices low. However, Jirisan Chereum is a small local operation (owner shown below) that competes on quality. In fact, they grow their own perilla seeds in Korea, near the base of Jirisan Mountain. The company is in control of their entire oil production - from seed cultivation to oil extraction.
Second, their Perilla Oil is pressed-to-order. Unlike large food conglomerates, Jirisan doesn't mass-produce their oil at one time. Instead, they press just enough seeds to fill each order. The perilla seeds are sightly toasted at a very low temperature and squeezed only once. The extracted oil is then filtered two times for a clean, superior taste.
Simply said, it's Korea's finest perilla oil.
Note: This is an untoasted perilla oil - which is reserved for salads, taken raw, or drizzled as a rice topping. For most everyday Korean recipes, we actually recommend using a toasted oil - click here.
I really like this. I was worried it might lack taste as it is un-toasted but it has a lovely distinct slightly nutty milky taste. To be honest It took me after 3rd time eating to like the taste of it as I am more used to the toasted sesame oil taste. I drizzled some to my brown basmati rice with salt. I love the taste now. I also try to put it to lukewarm food and no food that is hot as omega 3 is very fragile to heat.
- They grow their own perilla seeds - 100% Korea-grown!
- Perilla Oil is squeezed to order - not mass produced
- Seeds are untoasted - oil retains its nutrition and Omega-3
- Reputation as one of Korea's finest Perilla Oil
- Size is 160 ml (small size, best quality)
Untoasted Perilla Seed Oil (100%)
Expiration period: 1 year
Before opening, store in a cool, dry area
After opening, keep in refrigerator
What to Make
Various Namul Banchan: Gosari, Spinach
Various Korean Pancakes
Gim, Salad Dressing, Fried Egg
About the Brand
Jirisan Chereum is a regional producer, specializing in cold-pressed perilla & sesame oils. They use only 100% Korean-grown seeds.
How do I use Perilla Oil?
In Korea homecooking, perilla and sesame oil are often used as substitutes.
But Perilla Oil is especially popular for tossing namul banchans like Eggplant Namul, Spinach Namul, Gosari Namul and Aster Namul. You can also use perilla oil to garnish dishes like Spicy Braised Tofu and Bibimbap. Or simply use a few drops on your eggs in the morning!
Korea! Seeds are grown in Korea as well.
The longer you roast perilla seeds, the nuttier the oil tastes and the darker it gets. However, you also increase the contents of Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) - which is found in roasted or burnt foods. To lower BAP levels, most manufacturers reduce the temperature at which they roast. Jirisan Chereum has reduced the BAP level in this perilla oil to 0.1% by toasting at a very low temperature.
None at all.
A: Yes you can. But we recommend storing in the refrigerator.
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About The Brand
Jirisan Chereum is a regional producer that specializes in Sesame and Perilla Oil. They grow their own seeds in Korea - near Jirisan Mountain. Their oils are regarded as super premium-quality and sold in Korean Department Stores.