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Prefecture: Okinawa 
Producer: Okinawa Tokusan Hanbai
Ingredients: Shikuwasa (hirami lemon)
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Storage: Refrigerate after opening and use as soon as possible.

Stroll the streets of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost tropical islands, and you’ll come across trees bearing flat, green citrus fruits known as shikuwasa (hirami lemon). These sour fruits (their name means “eat the sourness”) are prized by locals for their refreshing tart flavor that is reminiscent of the tropical Okinawan sun and their rich antioxidant flavonoids.

To make this 100% pure shikuwasa juice, Okinawa Tokusan Hanbai uses only local Okinawa shikuwasa harvested just before fully ripening (known as “aokiri” or green cut), when the sourness is at its peak. The fruits are then squeezed whole, giving the juice a refreshing acidity and aroma, and a slight bitterness from the citrus peel.

Suggested uses: Use in place of lemon juice with grilled fish/meat or in salad dressings. To create your own shikuwasa ponzu combine 25ml of Shikuwasa Juice with 25ml of soy sauce, 25ml of vinegar, 25ml of mirin and ½ tbsp of dashi powder, and use on cold tofu, as a salad dressing, as a dip for gyoza, in stir fries or for hot pots. Mix with soy sauce as the locals do to create a dipping sauce for sashimi. Mix with water and honey to make lemonade. Can also be used in desserts and sweets like cookies, frostings, and sorbet.


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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