Ugli® Fruit

You can't always judge produce by its appearance. OK, so it's not the most attractive piece of fruit you've ever seen, but Ugli® Fruit makes up for it in sweet, tangy, juicy taste. A native of Jamaica, Ugli® Fruit was first discovered in 1924. It is believed to be a tangerine-grapefruit hybrid, and closely related to the Seville orange as well. It ranges in size between that of a small orange and a giant grapefruit. The rather thick, yellow-green skin fits somewhat loosely over the large, juicy, yellow-orange sections. Usually available on a limited basis around the country from winter to spring, Ugli® Fruit can be eaten just like you would any citrus item. Cut in half and sectioned like a grapefruit, or peeled and eaten like a tangerine, it's easy to enjoy. Choose fruit that gives slightly to pressure and is heavy for its size. This fruit is tree-ripened and ready to eat even if the skin is green. Store at room temperature and use within 5 days or refrigerate up to 3 weeks. It's an excellent source of vitamin C. Now, that's beautiful!

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 133g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 12g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 80%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Available December - April

Also Known As

  • Ugli® Tangelo

Ugli® Fruit may be safely stored, covered at 40 to 50 degrees. At home, the best place is the drawer of your refrigerator. You may keep it at room temperature for a few days.


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