Yuzu

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A yuzu (Citrus aurantium, formerly C. junos; Japanese ユズ, 柚, 柚子) is a citrus fruit that grows in Japan. It looks a bit like a small grapefruit, and can be either yellow or green.

Yuzu flavor closely resembles that of the grapefruit, with overtones of Mandarin orange but it is rarely eaten as a fruit. It is commonly used as a herb somewhat like the way a lemon is used in other cuisines. Its outer skin is also used to garnish a dish. Yuzu may also be used to make marmalade or a cake. Yuzukosho, lit. yuzu and pepper, is a hot and spicy sauce made with green yuzu skin and green pepper.

Bathing with yuzu on Toji (the winter solstice) is a popular custom.

See also Cuisine of Japanes:Yuzu ja:ユズ

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