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Toasted Yuzu Sesame Seeds

Katherine Loffreto

Have you tried our Toasted Yuzu Sesame Seeds yet? No? We can guarantee that you’ll want to after reading this! These seeds are packed with intense yuzu flavor and deliver an exotic kick your guests won’t soon forget.

What’s yuzu you ask? Excellent question! Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit that tastes a little like a lemon and a lime had a baby – with lots of interesting floral notes thrown in. The fruit hails from central China and Tibet before being introduced to Japan and South Korea. The fruit grows very slowly – requiring almost ten years to fruit! Can you imagine waiting ten years for an apple?? No way!

These prized fruits make up the backbone of the Toasted Yuzu Sesame Seeds. The seeds are seasoned with a reduction of fresh yuzu juice. Each time the seeds are sauced, they’re dried and toasted – infusing the flavor deep into the seed and allowing it to crisp to perfection. The crispy crunchy texture paired with the delightfully tangy citrus flavor makes them a joy to add to your meals.

While they may sound exotic, and hard to use, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The seeds are good on all kinds of applications, from appetizers to desserts! If you’re looking for something quick and easy, try sprinkling a handful over the top of a salad. It makes a flavorful and easy way to spruce up an otherwise plain bowl of ramen too.

If it’s a more interesting application you’re after, try crusting a piece of tuna before searing or sprinkling over grilled asparagus. They would make a delicious addition to roasted chicken or duck. If you want to get really fancy, try some of these babies on a slice of seared foie gras – HEAVEN.

Lastly, the Toasted Yuzu Sesame seeds make a surprising and delicious dessert addition. Sprinkle a few over rich vanilla ice cream or mango sorbet. Use it to top an apple strudel or even bake it into a chocolate chip cookie for amazing results. Whether it’s sweet or savory, fancy or everyday cooking – there’s no doubt that our Toasted Yuzu Sesame Seeds are going to make your life way more delicious!