The Ugli Fruit is a citrus fruit created by hybridizing a grapefruit, an orange, and a tangerine.
Ugli was discovered growing wild In Jamaica in 1917 by a farmer named G. G. R. Sharp. This farmer had a history of experimenting with pollination and had a few successes with grafts on sour oranges.
Ugly Fruit has a light-green surface with spots that turn orange when the fruit ripens. It is a little larger in size than a regular grapefruit. It has a very juicy flesh and just a few seeds. It tastes semi-sweet and smells like any other citrus.
Health Benefits of Ugli Fruit
- Boosts your immune system, because it is very rich in vitamin C, offering 70% of the recommended daily value.
- It helps the digestive system, as it is very high in fiber. A serving contains 2 grams of dietary fiber.
- Heals the skin, because it has anti oxidants and collagen.
- It is good for bones and teeth, because it contains Calcium.
- Can be used in weight loss diets, as it has only 45 calories per serving.
- Prevents heart disease, because it has zero fat and zero cholesterol.
- Prevents formation of kidney stones, as it contains citric acid.
- Good for treating allergies because it contains flavonoids.
- Gives you energy and rejuvenation, as one serving contains 1 gram of protein.
… and much more!
How to use the Ugli Fruit
- mix with grapes, bananas and strawberries for a sweet fruit salad
- mix with avocado and onions for a great tasting deep
- mix with spinach, avocado and strawberries for an amazing salad
- use it in compotes and gelatin desserts
- use the juice in sauces and marinates
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