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.
This yuzu syrup is made from delicious yuzu juice squeezed from yuzu grown in the Yuzu Mountain in Nose, Osaka, sugar, and honey from the 100 flowers of Nose, resulting in a delightfully refreshing and mellow taste.
Our producer, Vegetable Park, grows their own variety of sustainable and seasonal products on their farm in Nose, just outside of Osaka. The farm is run by Ayumu and Emi Ueda and their adorable young children (visit them at @vegetablepark). The couple faced numerous challenges when they first began farming in the region's unpredictable climate, yet have learned to embrace Mother Nature and to see the beauty in her creations. They now share their love of agriculture with their community through the artisanal and seasonal products they create, and encourage everyone to come and visit their farm to experience the harvest of the land.
Suggested uses: To make a refreshing beverage, dilute 5 times (1 part of this product to 4 parts of flat or sparkling water). Can also be served over ice, with hot water, or combined with your favorite alcohol to make a delicious cocktail. Shake well before using.
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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