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Yuzu Fruit

Yuzu fruit is a hybrid variety of mandarin and papeda. The fruit is very similar to grapefruit with an uneven skin. It's one of the most important fruit in Asia that ranges between 5.5 and 7.5 cm in diameter.

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Yuzu fruit

The fruit was mainly cultivated in China, Korea and Japan. Yuzu fruits are very aromatic and might be yellow or green color depending on the degree of ripeness.

Scientific Name:Citrus ichangensis x Citrus reticulata var. austera

Health facts

  • Rich in vitamin which contains 150mg vitamin C in 100g of Yuzu.
  • Rejuvenates maturing skin.
  • It activates cell and fat burning effect.
  • It contains vitamin P that promote healthy blood flow.
  • It aids in relaxation and recovery of muscular aches.


  • Yuzu is used for culinary, cosmetics and scientific research.
  • Used for medicinal properties and number of ancient ceremonies.
  • The oil from yuzu fruit skin is marketed as an aroma.
  • The fruits were guard against colds, warm the body, and relax the mind.
  • Fragrance extracted from yuzu was used to make perfumes, lotions, and soaps.
  • Yuzu is also used for a special hot bath to prevent cold, flu and healing of chapped skin, provides better circulation on your body and good health.
Uses of Yuzu

Yuzu tree

  • Trees were slow growing reaches 25ft high.

  • The fruits of yuzu can be eaten when it ripens to yellow.

  • It forms a small tree that normally contains numerous large thorns.

  • It is mainly grown for its flowers rather than its fruit.

  • It will grown at most height in Hawaii and survives extends periods of frostiness in Asia.
yuzu tree

Varieties of yuzu

  • Yuzu Juice was commonly found in Japan. The juice of yuzu may be dry or powdered were some stores carry it in spice section. The juice of yuzu is used to flavor sauces and alcohol

  • Yuzu vinegar was used for marinades and salad dressings

  • Yuzu paste is highly salted. It contains chile and it can also be added to noodle dishes or soups. It makes a nice little kick
yuzu vinegar


Yuzu sauce

yuzu sauce Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup mirin
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup bonito flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh yuzu juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated yuzu zest
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

How to prepare?

Take a large saucepan and mix the mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, yuzu zest and bonito flakes. Boil it over medium heat and remove from the heat and cool it. Pour the yuzu sauce into a bowl and discard the bonito flakes. Add the yuzu juice, store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve it.

Yuzu jelly

yuzu jelly Ingredients
  • 300g water
  • 25g yuzu juice
  • 50g Sugar
  • 2 sheets Gelatin
  • 2 ea Whippets

Yuzu jam

yuzu jam Ingredients
To make Yuzu jam, mix it with hot water. There are two ways to make it, one like jam and the other in the fridge. Yuzu jam is great on a cold day
  • 6 yuzus
  • 500g rock sugar

How to prepare?

Bleach a large jam jar with boiling water. Wash the surface of yuzus, cut in half and then slice thinly. Take the seeds out. Addd the yuzu slices and sugar in jar and repeat until everything has been added. Keep in fridge and wait for two weeks. It should look like jam and ready to eat.

Yuzu juice

yuzu juice Ingredients
  • 6 slices of cucumber peeled
  • 1 oz. of poma pomegranate liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Hendrick's Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Partida Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Yuzu Juice

How to prepare?

Add ingredients in glass part of a Boston shaker, muddle cucumber. Shake well with ice and strain in a chilled 9oz cocktail glass. Garnish with cucumber slice, edible orchid, and pomegranate seeds dusted with easy leaf edible silver.
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