One of Japan’s leading citrus producing regions has shared its yuzu fruit in Singapore in a bid to expand exports. … Some of Singapore’s top chefs prepared a range of dishes using the fruit from the region; the media also sampled fruit juice made from four types of citrus.
Why is it illegal to import yuzu?
To protect American growers from diseases prevalent in Asian groves, fresh yuzu cannot legally be imported into the United States. … Because of its scarcity, the yuzu fetches high prices, $8 to $20 a pound wholesale, and up to twice that at retail.
Is Citron and yuzu the same?
Because the yuzu is considered a citron, the juice is very minimal, thus often expensive. Outside of a few Asian cuisines and particularly in Japanese cultural circles, yuzu is seldom grown or used because it’s rather rare. Used in both green and more ripe, yellow forms it’s a prized citrus in the culinary world.