Cedar is a citrus fruit, originally from Persia, which is characterized by an ovoid and large shape (it can even reach 20-30 cm in length). Its peel, rather thick, is pale yellow, smooth or warty, and rich in essential oil. The white part between the rind and the pulp is thick and sweet, while the pulp is scarce and less sour than that of lemon.
The cedar is hardly consumed as a fruit; instead, its peel is used in the extraction of an essence with which cedar water is prepared; this essence is important in the liqueur industry. Furthermore, the peel of the cedar is candied and is widely used in pastry.