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What is a Japanese Yuzu?

What is a Japanese Yuzu?

Japanese Yuzu is an exotic citrus fruit, from the Rutaceae family.  It is about the size of a tangerine and mainly cultivated in Japan, Korea and China.  It is classed as a 'super food' as it contains three times as much vitamin C as lemons.  In addition the fragrance of this fruit is said to lower tensions, anxiety and depression. 

It has a complex flavour with hints of mandarin, lemon and grapefruit.

It is used as an ingredient in some of our tonic waters and mixers, but is also a great culinary ingredient.