Ugli Fruit Review with Mario Martinoli


Ugli Fruit (also known as Unqi Fruit) was discovered in Jamaica where it was propagated and exported beginning in the 1930’s.  It is often marketed by the trademark name, ugli fruit, which is consistent to its unusual appearance.  Ironically, it has an unbelievable taste despite its appearance.  Ugli Fruit can be enjoyed the same way as other citrus fruits and is especially delicious when eaten peeled and sectioned.  It may be halved like grapefruit or used as a light addition to fruits or vegetable salads, gelatin desserts and compotes.

Ugli Fruit ranges in size from a large naval orange to the size of a large grapefruit.  Its thick skin makes it much easier to peel than other citrus fruits and usually ranges in color from lime-green to a light orange.  Often, the skin has natural traces of scarring or uneven coloring.  The insides are yellow-orange in color.  It is relatively free of seeds and is very juicy once cut.

·        Available Dec -  June
·        Add more variety to the citrus pallet
·        Its thick skin allows for longer storage than most citrus fruits.
·        A good source of Vitamin C and is high in fiber.


Here is a great Video from http://www.eatwritefilm.com/ using Melissa's Ugli Fruit

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