We know you know your food, so we wanted to give you a mouthful of some of the strangest condiments that even you, faithful foodie, might not have heard of.
Perilla oil comes from a tall plant that grows in parts of Asia including China, India, Japan, and Korea. It also grows in North America.
出典：Healthy Cooking: Perilla Oil
Perilla seed oil has great benefits for sensitive skin, including reducing inflammation, increasing moisture, and helping to reduce the risk of allergic reactions.
出典：Perilla Seed Oil — Our New Ingredient Will Help You Fall in Love With Your Sensitive Skin
Find patient medical information for PERILLA on WebMD including its uses, effectiveness, side effects and safety, interactions, user ratings and products that have it.
出典：PERILLA: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD
Learn about the potential benefits of Perilla including contraindications, adverse reactions, toxicology, pharmacology and historical usage.
出典：Perilla Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Drugs.com Herbal Database
Perilla Oil is a nutty oil derived from the seeds of perilla frutescens after roasting, and is supplemented for its high omega-3 fatty acid content and Rosmarinic Acid content. Benefits are secondary to either of those components, and it may be kidney healthy.
出典：Perilla Oil - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com
Banana Sauce (AKA Banana Ketchup)
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出典：Banana Ketchup: The Philippines’ Answer To A Lack Of Tomatoes – Food Republic
Born out of a short supply of tomato ketchup and an abundance of bananas in the Philippines during World World II, banana ketchup was created as a sweeter, fruitier facsimile of its tomato counterpart.
出典：Banana Ketchup Recipe | Serious Eats
Yes, there really is something called Banana Ketchup. Here's a great in depth article with photos all about it!
出典：Banana Ketchup from The Philippines (catsup)
Make and share this Banana Ketchup recipe from Food.com.
出典：Banana Ketchup Recipe - Food.com
Earlier this year, I did an Asian hot sauce tasting for Bon Appetit magazine that included Filipino banana ketchup. I bought bottles of the leading brand, Jufran, and frankly, the stuff was oddly fake tasting in the banana department. There are many kinds of bananas in Southeast Asia and their funky fermented characteristics were in the sauces, as well as a ton of sugar. It was also bright red, practically like nail polish. I wondered what the real stuff was like. What’s the back story on banana ketchup? Filipinos love American ketchup but during World War II, they had a tomato shortage. One woman resourcefully came up with a knockoff made with bananas. (If you’ve been to Southeast Asia, you know that bananas are ubiquitous...
出典：Spicy Banana Ketchup Recipe - Viet World Kitchen