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Sesame seed with yuzu
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Sesame seed with yuzu

Try these sesame seeds with a surprising hint of yuzu. They’ll liven up your salads with a crunchy surprise and delicious citrus notes.

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What Dishes to Use Yuzu Sesame Seeds In?

Roasted sesame seeds with yuzu honor Japan! Irresistible and light, yuzu sesame seeds are simply irresistible. Crunchy, astonishing, they provoke a delicious sensation of freshness in the palate. Essential for brightening up a simple bowl of rice, a salad of raw vegetables, or a soup.

How to Use Yuzu Sesame Seeds in Cooking?

Our recipe ideas for using yuzu sesame seeds in your kitchen:

  • Cod Fillet in Parchment: Sprinkle yuzu sesame seeds on your cod fillet, then close the parchment and cook;
  • Yuzu Sesame Meringue: Sprinkle a pinch of yuzu sesame seeds on each of your meringues and bake;
  • Yuzu Shrimp Sauté: Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of yuzu sesame seeds in your marinade;
  • Raw Vegetable Salad: Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of yuzu sesame seeds in your raw vegetable dish;
  • Sesame-Crusted Feta: First roll your feta in honey, then roll it in 4 tablespoons of yuzu sesame seeds and bake.

The Aromas of Yuzu Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds reveal aromas of caramelized hazelnuts. Paired with yuzu, in the mouth, they leave a fresh lemony flavor, reminiscent of grapefruit or mandarin.

The Botany of Sesame Seeds

What Are Sesame Seeds?

Sesame, or Sesasmum indicum, is a plant in the Pedaliaceae family. This plant is widely cultivated in regions such as Africa or Asia for its seeds. Used raw, roasted, or ground, sesame seeds are very present in European, Asian, and American cuisine.

Yuzu, a Revealing Citrus Fruit

Yuzu originates from Japan. Yuzu, also called Japanese citrus or Citrus reticulata, is a cross between wild mandarin and lemon. This citrus fruit, originating from Tibet and China, comes from a tree of the Rutaceae family, which can reach up to 4 meters in height and can withstand temperatures as low as -15°C.

Today, it is in Korea and Japan that it is most cultivated, where it is used in gastronomy, traditional medicine, but also in perfumery and cosmetics.

This Japanese fruit, resembling a small green lemon, is harvested in October in the Koshi prefecture in Japan.

Sesame Seeds and Yuzu Throughout History

The Origin of Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds originated from East India. 3,000 years before Christ, the Chinese used sesame seeds as ink by transforming them into oil and then burning them to obtain a black color. Over time, sesame seeds have traversed the world to finally be used in kitchens in the form of oil, pastes, plain or flavored seeds.

Yuzu and Traditions

Yuzu is native to East Asia, particularly China and Tibet, where it grows wild. It was introduced to Japan during the Tang dynasty around 700 AD. In Japan and Korea, it is used in cooking, but also in traditional medicine, as its properties help fight fatigue and pain. In Japan, yuzu is also traditionally infused in baths to soften the skin and fight fatigue thanks to its invigorating effects.

In Korea, the wood of the tree in which yuzu grows is used to make musical instruments like the taepyeongso.

Humidity can cause the product to clump together without altering its organoleptic qualities.

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Allergen SESAME, SOJA / SESAME, SOY
Native country JAPON
Ingredients roasted SESAME, protein hydrolysate, yuzu juice (4.3%), sugar, flavor
enhancer: monosodium glutamate, salt, flavouring, colours: lutein.
Nutritional Info VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 2460 kJ / 588 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 47 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 0 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 23 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 0 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 18.4 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 6.7 g
TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.
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