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Ugli Fruit

Ugli fruit is a hybrid variety of grapefruit, an orange and a tangerine. It is a large sweet juicy fruit with greenish-yellow thick wrinkled skin. Ugli fruit has sweet flesh, cultivated especially in Florida.

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Ugli fruit


Scientific Name:Citrus tangelo

An ugli fruit is faintly bigger than a grapefruit. It is widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits which has tough aromatic rinds. The taste is more likely to be a lemon-tangerine hybrid fruits.

Health benefits

  • Ugli fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C.
  • It promotes healthy gums and fights cardio vascular disease.
  • It's also rich in vitamin B that promotes oral health.
  • It also protect against kidney stone formation.

Nutrient Content

ugli nutrient content
Nutrition Nutritive value
Calories 35%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C110%
Calcium4%
Iron2%
Dietary Fiber1.9g
Sugar16g
Protein1.4g

Ugli fruit tree

ugli fruit treeUgli is a bushy tree of 15-20ft and its growth habit is likely of any citrus. It always looks evergreen, with brightened green and shiny leaves. The fruits ripen in clusters of about 6-12 and hang on the branches after ripening for more than a few weeks. Fruits do produce seeds. The trees are sometimes grown from seeds.

Recipes

Ugli sherbet

ugli sherbet Ingredients
  • 3 ugli juiced
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • cup of creme fraiche
  • some gusto from an ugli

How to prepare?

Make syrup with the sugar and pour over juice and gusto. Then add the mixture to creme fraiche and make sure it mixes properly. Soak gelatin and add to mixture. Make it chill and process in your ice cream maker. The sherbet is now ready.
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