A citrus fruit orginating in East Asia believed to be a hybrid of sour mandarin and Ichang lemon, a Chinese citrus. It looks like a small grapefruit and has a strong lemon frangrance. While it does not produce a lot of juice the zest is frequently used in various cuisines. In Japan it is common to cut the fruit in half and place in a hot bath tub. Its fragrance is also often used in package bath and body products.


Other names: Japanese Citron, Citron
Translations: ゆず, 유자, Иузу, Юзу, 柚子, Юзу

Tasting Notes

Substitutes: Citron, Lemon



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