SHAPE AND CHARACTERISTICS.
Yuzu’s fragrance comes from the peel.
Yuzu is a small citrus, about 10cm in diameter with a characteristically bumpy peel. It has many seeds and a refreshing aroma. Because the fruit has a high citric content, it is rarely eaten as it is. Mostly, the juice or peel is used as an accent for cuisine.
Yuzu is cultivated on mostly steep slopes of narrow mountain valleys where the temperature during the day and night can be extreme. The mountain slopes with good sun exposure and water drainage are especially preferred.
The aroma is the most important characteristic of Yuzu and is mostly found in the peel. At Okabayashi Farms, to maximize the potential of the fragrance, the peel is squeezed with the juice. With strict quality control, Okabayashi Farms is able to produce a rich aromatic Yuzu juice.→ Look at Products
Three times the vitamin C of a lemon.
Yuzu contains citric acid, malic acid, and vitamin C.
Vitamin C plays an integral part in maintaining your health, and it is said that Yuzu contains 40 times more vitamin C than apples, and 3 times more than lemons.
A vitamin that helps with blood circulation, vitamin P, as well as other health promoting components like limonene and the cancer suppressing agent limonoid are also present in Yuzu. Currently, Yuzu is also gaining interest for its anti-aging affects as well.→ Look at Products
USES OF YUZU
From drinks to perfume.
Yuzu has a unique fragrance and flavor no other fruits have and it has been used in Japanese cuisine as a condiment since olden times.
Currently Yuzu has been gaining worldwide attention, and has been receiving high appraisals from countries like Singapore, Australia, France, and America for its fragrance and flavor.
As Yuzu grows internationally, a great variety of uses are being developed.
Each country has their own unique way of adding Yuzu to flavor sauces, drinks, ice creams, and cakes, it’s even used as an accent in meat dishes and salads.
Yuzu is not only used in culinary but also in luxury perfumes.→Look at Recipes