Ugli fruit

Why Eat It

Why Eat It

This citrus fruit--bred by crossing a grapefruit with an orange or tangerine--is grapefruit-sized but loose-skinned like a tangerine, with pinkish-orange flesh that's sweeter than grapefruit and nearly seedless. The skin is thick, rough, and puffy; it may be an even or blotchy greenish-yellow to orange. Ugli fruit originated in Jamaica, but is now grown in Florida. Look for it in specialty produce markets in the winter and early spring. Choose heavy fruit that gives slightly to finger pressure. Use ugli fruit as you would grapefruit or oranges--as a breakfast fruit and in salads and desserts.

Date Published: 04/21/2005
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