Kitou 100% Yuzu Fruit Juice
Pure citrus flavor
Directly sourced from Tokushima, Japan, this Kitou Yuzu Fruit Juice is 100% pure, and very rare to find. It’s flavorful and aromatic, and will definitely level up your dishes.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Kitou Yuzu comes from the Kitou Area (formerly Kitou Village) in the Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. it’s grown during hot rainy summers, and is incredibly delicious.
This Fruit Juice is made with 100% Kitou Yuzu, and contains no additives. It’s extremely rare to get ahold of, and has a limited availability. It’s very citrusy, with a high acidity and a great sourness. It’s also rich in vitamins, calcium, and other minerals.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Use the Kitou 100% Yuzu Fruit Juice to flavor both savory and sweet dishes. It’s great to use in salads, with daikon, and in your chicken and salmon marinades. Use it in your ponzu sauce like the Japanese do. You can also add it into your tea with some honey. It’s also wonderful to use in place of lemon or orange in desserts like cheesecakes, bars, and tarts.
THE WONDERS OF YUZU
Yuzu is to Japanese cuisine what lemon is to many Western dishes. It’s a tart and fragrant citrus fruit, with hints of sweetness, used in ponzu and yuzu tea. It’s also an ingredient in yuzukosho, a Japanese sauce made of yuzu zest, red chili peppers and salt. Liquor is also an area where yuzu is widely employed, used in making liquor and wine. It’s also ventured its flavor to marmalade, cake, other sweets, and even Doritos!
Yuzu’s strong aroma is also the reason the oils from its skin are sold as fragrance. During Japanese winter solstice, it’s been customary since the early 18th century to bathe with whole yuzu fruits floating in hot water, releasing their aroma. Sometimes, the fruits are cut in half, allowing the juice to mix with the water. Called yuzu yu, this yuzu bath is said to keep skin soft, guard the body against cold, and relax the mind.
Keep your Kitou 100% Yuzu Fruit Juice in the refrigerator. Consume within 1 year.