Yuzu Marugoto Shibori Juice (Unsweetened)
With its sophisticated floral / sweet citrus aroma and unique combination of grapefruit, orange, and lemon flavors, Yuzu juice is an increasingly popular ingredient in fine dining restaurants. When used in sauces, dressings, marinades and cocktails, it imparts a one-of-a-kind flavor that’s utterly irresistible.
Size: 19 fl oz [562 ml]
What is Yuzu Shibori Juice?
Yuzu has been grown in Japan since the Tang dynasty. An exotic hybrid citrus fruit, yuzu are about the size of a tangerine, with a flavor profile between a lemon and a grapefruit. They grow very slowly, bearing fruit after 10 or more years, and they bear very little juice.
Marugoto Shibori means”in its natural state”, the first pressing of the whole fruit which yields the highest quality juice (similar to “extra virgin” when describing top tier olive oils). This is the grade we sell at Fresh & Wild.
What Does Yuzu Shibori Juice Taste Like?
Its unique flavor, best described as a delicious cross between grapefruit, mandarin orange, and lemon, compliments many proteins and vegetables. It’s flavorful juice can impart extra flavor and aroma to both sweet and savory dishes.
What Makes Our Yuzu Shibori Juice The Best in the World?
Our yuzu fruit is grown in the village of Shiromi, Japan, on a third generation family yuzu farm called Kagura no Sator. The founder sought to save their small village from becoming a ghost town. Instead of relying on government support to keep the village alive, their vision and hard work created local jobs and opportunities for future generations to settle and start families.
The Shiromi landscape is considered ideal for growing yuzu and yielding optimal flavor. The vast daily temperature fluctuations are one of the secrets behind the exceptionally high aroma of their yuzu. Shuji Hamasuna, Kagura’s second generation owner, states, “We work with nature and read the air. We believe in yuzu’s life and strength and simply try to assist its growth.”
Kagura no Sato is one of the very few yuzu farms that grows, processes, packs, and sells their yuzu products. This gives them much greater quality control. In the US, Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, recognizes this quality and is one of the top chefs who uses Kagura’s products.
What separates our Yuzu Marugoro Shibori Juice from all others is the inclusion of yuzu zest, which must be removed from the surface of the fruit carefully in order to avoid including bits of the bitter pith that lurks just below the skin. Like other citrus fruit, the yuzu has flavorful oils within its zest that impart extra flavor and aroma.
Further, the yuzu products we offer are made from fruit that has not been sprayed with pesticides, dramatically reducing the risk of any contaminants invading the zest and compromising its flavor.
Where to Buy Yuzu Shibori Juice
Fresh & Wild sells fresh yuzu fruit in season – which is typically November to December. Standard grade Yuzu Juice can be found in a few online retailers, but if you want the ultimate Yuzu Marugoto Shibori Juice, including yuzu zest, you can purchase it here at freshwild.com
Perfect ForWhile hard to find in the United States, yuzu juice is popular in fine dining restaurants, where it’s used in sauces (such as the traditional ponzu), salad dressings, ice creams, granitas, custards, jellies, meringues and marinades.
How To Use Yuzu Shobori JuiceA little goes a very long way - use in place of fresh lemon juice, but use sparingly. Just a few drops absolutely transforms a cocktail, a fresh oyster or a piece of sashimi. Drip onto seafood and poultry after cooking for a burst of citrus perfume.
How To Store Yuzu Shibori JuiceStore tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Freeze any unused juice after 2 to 3 weeks.
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