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Known for its rich fragrance and aroma, yuzu citrus is a staple in Japanese cuisine.

Used widely in Japanese cuisine, yuzu has taken the Western world by storm over the past few years. But what exactly is yuzu, and where does it come from?

Dating back to 1300 years ago, yuzu is believed to have originated in the upper river basin of the Yangtze River in China before making its way to Japan. Yuzu is a hybrid citrus of mandarin orange and ichang papeda, like a mild lemon. Yuzu is a difficult citrus to grow, making the fruit all the more valuable. With branches covered in extremely sharp thorns that often damage the fruit, the trees are difficult to maintain. Traditional growing practices do not bear fruit for 15-20 years.

Used both medically and in cooking, yuzu is prized for it’s rich fragrance and flavor. Like lemon, yuzu is rarely eaten as a whole fruit. Oftentimes the zest and juice are used to add citrus flavor and brightness to dishes. Add yuzu juice to beverages, marinades and sauces, or baked goods.

Yuzu Furikake

From Japan

Citrus table spice. Made with green nori seaweed, dried yuzu zest & toasted sesame seeds.
Excellent as a rice or noodle topping.

Yuzu Mayonnaise


Japanese-style mayonnaise made with yuzu juice.
Pair with seafood & chicken, on sandwiches or in dips, sauces & dressing.

Yuzu Juice


100% pure yuzu juice.
Use in cocktails or sparkling water.

Preserved Yuzu


Yuzu fruit preserved in yuzu juice, sugar & salt. The perfect balance of orange, tangerine & grapefruit flavors.
Use in place of preserved lemon, or in dressings & sauces.

Yuzu Ponzu


Only unfiltered Ponzu concentrate on the market, made with yuzu zest, yuzu juice, kombu & bonito flakes.
Add white shoyu or tamari to create a ponzu sauce for dipping & marinating.

Yuzu Kanzuri


Traditional Japanese condiment made with red chilis, tart yuzu peel & Koji.
Adds a delicate spice to noodle & rice dishes.

Yuzu Fruit Spread

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Made with yuzu citrus juice & peel for a concentrated, bright flavor.
Pair with toast, pancakes, ice cream, or cheese & crackers

Yuzu Cocktail Syrup

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Sour fruit syrup with refreshing acidity & slightly bitter.
Pair with your favorite cocktail or sparkling water

Yuzu Miso Sauce

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Refreshing taste of yuzu citrus combined with the savory flavor of miso.
All-purpose sauce for dressings, marinades, sauces & dips.

Yuzu Teriyaki with Ginger

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Traditional teriyaki sauce with a hint of yuzu juice and minced ginger.
Pour over grilled chicken, pork & vegetables.

Yuzu Sweet Chili Sauce & Dip

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Pair with chicken or vegetables or fresh spring rolls.
Slightly spicy with a refreshing kick!

Yuzu Anko Spread

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Smooth, sweet white bean paste with yuzu peel and juice.
Pair with bread, mochi and desserts.

Spicy Yuzu Miso Topping & Sauce

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Refreshing & spicy. Ideal for grilled meat & fish or as a rice topping.

Yuzu Miso Topping & Sauce

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Thick, rich topping made from Yuzu citrus & miso.
Pair with meats and vegetables.

Yuzu Mayo

Kuze Fuku & Sons

Japanese style mayo made with Yuzu juice.
Delicious as a condiment on burgers, tacos or as a dip for vegetables.

Yuzu Salt

Santaka Spice

Floral, zesty & bright. Made with the purest sea salt available.
Use in place of salt.

Yuzu Shichimi Togarashi

Santaka Spice

Flavors of spicy chilies, toasted sesame, herbs, ginger and a delicate citrus sweetness.
Sprinkle on avocado toast, roasted vegetables & noodle dishes.

Yuzu Kosho Green & Red Chile Pepper


Bright, spicy flavor with subtle umami finish. Fresh yuzu zest, green chilies, sea salt and kombu seaweed.
Rub on meat or poultry. Add to eggs or sushi or even toss with pasta.



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