Yuzu (柚子), a small yellow or green citrus fruit, has became popular in the United States for the past decade as a lot of chefs started to use it.
Yuzu is originally from China, but it’s mostly used in Japanese and Korean cuisine for centuries. Yuzu’s flavor is tart but has amazing aroma; therefore, it is rarely eaten as a fruit and aromatic zest and juice are only used just like how we use lemon.
Yuzu has big seeds inside.
Where to Find Yuzu
You can purchase yuzu during winter months at Japanese grocery stores and local farmer’s markets. There is an online shop that you can purchase as well.
1. Yuzu Extract or Yuzu Juice
2. Freeze-Dried Yuzu Zest
3. Yuzu Kosho
4. Yuzu Tea (Yuja Cha, Citron Tea)
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