Spotlight: Ugli Fruit

U is for Ugli Fruit

This isn’t a fruit that is seen often but is a sweet fruit, similar to the taste of an orange but with an added tang – similar to that of a grapefruit!

๐ŸŠ The Ugli fruit is also known as the Jamaican Tangelo and Uniq fruit

๐ŸŠ The Ugli fruit is a hybrid of the grapefruit and mandarin orange

๐ŸŠ 100g of ugli fruit contains just 47 kcal, no fat, 1g of protein and 2g of fibre

๐ŸŠ Half a fruit will provide nearly all of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin C, almost 10% of daily folate needs and ~4% of daily Calcuim and Potassium requirements

๐ŸŠ Naringenin is a powerful antioxidant found in the Ugli fruit which also has strong anti-inflammatory properties

The ugli fruit is a bit of a hidden wonder, I personally would rather go for an orange as I prefer the taste but if you do happen upon this unattractive fruit, pick one up and give it a try – they’re easy to peal so no excuses!