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Mainly cultivated in Japan, China and Korea (where it’s often combined with sugar and honey to make a marmalade-like syrup used in yujacha tea), yuzu has a fragrant aroma and refreshing flavor that’s less tart than its citrus counterparts. “[Yuzu] has a very distinct flavor and aroma that you just can’t get from lemon or limes,” says chef Sharon Nahm of San Francisco’s E&O Asian Kitchen. “It’s got great acidity and elements of other citrus fruits like grapefruit and tangerine…a flavor you don’t forget.”
Yuzu’s juice and peel are widely used to flavor and color dishes in Japanese cuisine, and Japan is the fruit’s largest producer and consumer. Take a look at the menu next time you’re at an upscale Japanese restaurant: chances are that yuzu is featured in several courses, ranging from appetizers to desserts.
Hardy in zones 8-10, patio or house plant. Loves the sun. Keep evenly moist. Trim as needed.