A yellow fruit with large seeds, similar to small plums in size and shape, biwa have a succulent, juicy flesh which combines a delicately sweet taste with a distinctive acidity. Biwa are known for their health-giving properties and are particularly rich in vitamins C, B1 and B2. Biwa can be eaten either raw or processed to make various types of jellied confectionery or used to make delicious jam. They can even be used to produce a sweet liqueur.