What is yuzu?

Yuzu is a small yellow citrus that carries hints of lime, grapefruit and mandarin with floral undertones. It has three times the Vitamin C of an orange and an abundance of flavonoids that acts as powerful antioxidants. Yuzu has been highly regarded in the Far East for its medicinal properties for over 1,200 years. The best quality yuzu grows in small batches on the southern coasts of Korea & Japan.

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Flavonoids are organic compounds recognised for their powerful antioxidant activity in vitro. Like Vitamin C, they are known to reduce cell damage due to oxygen. The beneficial effects of consuming brightly coloured fruits, vegetables and red wine have sometimes been attributed to flavonoids.

There are two particular flavonoids, Hesperetin and Naringenin, whose health benefits have been substantiated by scientific research publications available to the general public. Yuzu is a major source for both.


A flavonoid thought to have beneficial effects on skin irritations, blood circulation and inflammation

Flavonoid Content (mg/100g)

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A flavonoid thought to play an important role in promoting carbohydrate metabolism and modulating the immune system

Flavonoid Content (mg/100g)

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Based on USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods. Release 3.1 (May 2014)


We supply to a wide range of retailers, cafés, restaurants, hotels, bars and more. If you’re interested in stocking Sansu, please get in touch.

UK: Wismettec Harro Foods, Tazaki Foods

France: Alterfood

Sweden: Beriksson

Denmark: Gourmet Engros

Norway: Gourmet Produkter

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