Yuzu Fruit: ForeSights:
Yuzu, a citrus fruit native to China and Tibet, was introduced to Japan around the 7th or 8th century. The fruit has long been a part of traditional East Asian cuisine, therapeutics, and beauty rituals, and in recent years has begun gaining attention in the global FMCG industry.
By virtue of being a rich source of nutrients such as vitamin C, Yuzu holds potential to be a popular ingredient for food, beverage, and cosmetics products worldwide.
- Yuzu can be leveraged as a key ingredient in functional food and beverage formulations given the strong consumer interest in nutrient-dense "superfruits," and the potential health benefits unraveled by pre-clinical and early-stage scientific studies.
- The growing popularity of Japanese cuisine and Japanese beauty (J-beauty) products is another factor fueling appeal for food, drinks, and cosmetics products with yuzu.
- The significant number of patents filed for various purported cosmetics benefits of yuzu extracts such as anti-aging and skin whitening indicate the potential of the fruit for use in beauty and grooming products.
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