FRUIT

YUZU

Discover yuzu, Kochi's signature fruit. This distinctive citrus fruit adds a fresh note to Japanese and Western dishes, and cocktails.

KOCHI SPECIALS

Yuzu is one of Japan's best-known citrus fruits, prized by chefs around the world for its distinctive flavor and versatility. This aromatic fruit tastes like a hybrid of lemon and lime, with a hint of bitterness and a floral sweetness for balance. Kochi is one of Japan's largest producers of yuzu by volume, and it is the signature fruit of the region, grown in Kochi for over 160 years. Kochi's mountainous inland has well-drained soil and a large difference between day and night temperatures, providing the ideal conditions for growing yuzu. The juice is ideal in dressings and marinades, adding a refreshing element to salads, fish and grilled meats. It's an essential ingredient in ponzu sauce, a refreshing citrus-soy blend that is ideal as a dipping sauce or marinade. Yuzu is popular in the cocktail world, adapting to sweet cocktails and drier drinks like sake, tequila and gin. Yuzu peel is often used as a condiment, adding a refreshing note to pepper and chili, but it works equally with sweets and desserts.

KOCHI CITRUS FRUITS x SEAFOOD

Yuzu and other citrus fruits add a refreshing accent to Kochi's famed seafood dishes.

YUZU COCKTAILS

Kochi's yuzu citrus is the ideal partner for delicious, distinctive cocktails.

FOUR FOOD PROFESSIONALS AND YUZU

International food professionals explain how Kochi’s yuzu sparks creativity and is valued for its taste and quality.

KOCHI CITRUS FRUITS x SEAFOOD

Yuzu and other citrus fruits add a refreshing accent to Kochi's famed seafood dishes.

YUZU COCKTAILS

Kochi's yuzu citrus is the ideal partner for delicious, distinctive cocktails.

FOUR FOOD PROFESSIONALS AND YUZU

International food professionals explain how Kochi’s yuzu sparks creativity and is valued for its taste and quality.

OTHER FRESH PRODUCTS

BUNTAN

Discover buntan, a variety of pomelo, which adds texture and a fresh citrus accent to many dishes.

KONATSU

Konatsu is a citrus that isn't well-known outside of Japan, but its balance of sweet and sour flavors is worth discovering.

FINGER LIME

Kochi finger limes are bursting with flavor and look spectacular on dishes from sushi and seafood to dessert.

NAOSHICHI

Discover the delicate flavor of naoshichi, an aromatic citrus fruit with a hint of bitterness.

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