YUZU KOSHO (柚子胡椒)

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Prefecture: Oita 
Producer: Oita Chitosemura Nousankakou
Ingredients: Yuzu zest (Kyushu), chili pepper (Oita), salt (Nagasaki)
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Size: 80g 
Storage: Refrigerate after opening.

Japan is home to over 40 different varieties of citrus fruit, but one is prized above all others:yuzu (柚子). From the outside, yuzu resembles a lemon with its bright yellow peel. However, the fruit is larger and squatter with a flavor best described as a cross between a tart lemon, a sweet mandarin orange, and a fragrant grapefruit. The fruit itself is rarely eaten raw, instead everything from its zest to its flesh can be found lending its flavors to many of Japan’s favorite foods, including this yuzu kosho from Oita Prefecture.

As there are only three ingredients in yuzu kosho (yuzu zest, chili peppers and salt), the quality of each ingredient truly matters. Here, the fresh, citrus zest of the yuzu fruit is is combined with the hot spice of chili peppers and domestic rock salt from Nagasaki.

Oita Chitosemura Nousankakou is located in Bungo Ono City, in Oita Prefecture in Kyushu. The climate is temperate and perfect for growing fresh fruits and vegetables, including succulent, juicy citrus fruits, which have been cultivated in the area since ancient times. Oita Chitosemura Nousankakou changes how the citrus fruits are squeezed based on their individual characteristics..

Suggested uses:Use as a seasoning in soups (miso soup, noodle soups, etc.), with grilled meat, fish or vegetables, in pasta dishes or stir fries, or on gyoza.

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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