Friday, July 22, 2011

Myth: If the peeling on Ugli fruit is green, that means it is not ripe.

ugli fruit
Answer: Busted!

The Ugli fruit's appearance may live up to its name but don't let that put you off. It can be green or yellow with a mottled skin and is called ugli fruit because it is ugly. It comes in odd shapes and pot-marked skin, ranging in size from that of a baseball to a giant grapefruit.

The ugli fruit's skin is very thick and when peeled, contains acid-sweet, yellow-orange pulp segments that are free of seeds. Pick the ones which feel heavy and give a little when pressed. It is eaten like an orange and is packed with vitamin C. It can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks, or stored at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Additional nutrition information can be found at

Contributor: Maude Harris, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension,, 573.545.3516

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