Originating in central China, nowadays mainly cultivated in East Asia and parts of Europe, yuzu is a citrus fruit renowned for its diverse flavor profile - from lemon to mandarin orange and grapefruit - it’s kind of like all of your favorite tangy tastes in one! So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the fruit itself, as well as yuzu juice, has been becoming more and more popular within the past few years. Part of the Rutaceae family (a citrus family), yuzu is predominantly widespread not just because of its impeccable taste but also because it’s one of the few citrus fruits that can actually handle colder winters - therefore being a better option for colder climates!
In Asian cuisine (predominantly in Japan), yuzu juice is utilized similarly to lemon but with even more variety! From spicy Japanese Yuzu pastes (yuzu kosho) and sauces to vinegar and yuzu hachimitsu - a syrup made out of honey and yuzu used to make tea - there is a myriad of ways to add this tart fruit to your meals!