(ˈjuːzuː ) noun. a citrus fruit about the size of a golf ball, a hybrid of a primitive citrus called Ichang papeda and a mandarin, which grows on tall trees in Japan and has a strong sour flavour. Its rind and juice are a popular ingredient in Japanese cookery. Word origin.
Is yuzu like grapefruit?
The yuzu’s flavor is tart and fragrant, closely resembling that of the grapefruit, with overtones of mandarin orange. It is an integral ingredient (along with sudachi, daidai, and other similar citrus fruits) in the citrus-based sauce ponzu, and yuzu vinegar is also produced.
What does yuzu mean in Japanese?
Yuzu (柚子) is Japanese citrus fruit. It’s juice and zest can be used in so many ways – from savory to sweet and refreshing drinks. This magical citrus yuzu fruit has a strong aromatic fragrance and a divine flavor.
What Flavour is yuzu?
The yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit — often likened to a lemon crossed with a mandarin orange. The flavour is quite distinctive. It is sharp and acidic, with heady blossom notes. The citric acidity means that — as with limes or lemons — yuzu juice can be used in both sweet and savoury contexts.