Yuzu (japanese citrus) - 柚子
Yuzu is a citrus fruit produced in southern Japan, which is also found in some gardens in the North. The flavor of yuzu is tangy and fragrant, resembling that of grapefruit, with hints of tangerine and lemon.
It is a citrus fruit harvested in autumn and winter because its hardiness allows it to withstand light frosts. Yuzu is a common ingredient in japanese food. It is used to make pastries, cakes, jams, jellies, candies, teas, drinks and sauces for meat and fish.
It is also used to make cosmetics, body care products, bath salts, ...
Yuzu is now also cultivated in Europe and Brazil.
In Japan, an ornamental version of yuzu, called hana yuzu, is cultivated for its flowers rather than its fruits.