Yuzu: This Japanese Lemon Has A Lot Of benefits And History
- Pragya Jha
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Yuzu is a traditional ingredient in East Asian cuisine and is believed to have healing properties. Yuzu is also known as yuza, yuja, or Japanese lemon.
Yuzu is believed to be a hybrid of mandarin and a rare fruit from western China. The fruit originated in central China and Tibet but was introduced to Japan and Korea during the 7th and 8th centuries, where yuzu was first grown.
The yuzu bath is a traditional ritual, believed to encourage relaxation and bring good health and potential wealth. They are often cut in half and added to hot baths, especially during the winter solstice.
This citric fruit is bright yellow in colour which looks round, and slightly smaller than an orange. It has a thick and irregular outer layer and large seeds inside. Yuzu is an extremely aromatic fruit and rich in essential oils.
Here are the benefits of yuzus you need to know.
1. Good for skincare
The vitamin C contained in Yuzu triggers the production of collagen. Collagen is responsible for strengthening the skin, leaving it wrinkle-free, radiant and smooth. Yuzu hydrates the skin without weighing it down and restores the skin barrier and water balance.
2. Good antioxidant
The Yuzus contain a high concentration of vitamin C, which makes it a powerful antioxidant. Yuzu can greatly help the body fight many common diseases such as flu, colds and sore throats.
3. Good for immunity
Yuzu is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which is a strong point to assess when it comes to boosting immunity. Vitamin C has the ability to shorten the duration and severity of illness, and antioxidants help neutralise the production of free radicals and fight unwanted infections and damage.
Now that you know its benefits, don’t you dare call this Japanese superfood an ordinary lemon. It contains triple the Vitamin C you get in regular lemons.