UGLI® Fruit



UGLI® fruits are available in the winter through early spring.

Current Facts

UGLI® fruits are botanically classified as Citrus reticulata x paradisi and belong to the Rutaceae family. They are a hybrid created between an un-named tangerine hybrid and grapefruit that were intercrossed in Jamaica in 1924, by H.B. Coulthard of the West India Gardens Ltd., Montego Bay. UGLI® is a registered trademark of Cabel Hall Citrus Limited located in Jamaica where it was first developed.


UGLI® fruits can be eaten fresh out-of-hand or sliced into salads or fruit cocktail cups, juiced, blended for smoothies or sorbets, grilled or broiled with honey and butter, or used to top desserts. They are also popular for home-canning and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutritional Value

UGLI® fruits are rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, calcium and magnesium. They contain a variety of micronutrients including folate, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and carotene. UGLI® fruits also contain powerful antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and protect against oxidative damage.

Health Benefits

Regular consumption of UGLI® fruits has been linked to a number of health benefits such as improved digestion, cardiovascular health, reduced risk of certain cancers, improved skin appearance and stronger immunity. The high levels of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants in UGLI® fruits can help protect the body against damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, regular consumption of UGLI® fruits may help to reduce cholesterol levels, as well as improve blood sugar regulation and control blood pressure.

Storage Tips

UGLI® fruits should be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks. To avoid spoilage, it is best to store them in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. For maximum freshness, it is recommended to consume the fruit within seven days of purchase. If you must store it for longer than that, wrap the fruit in plastic or paper towels and place it in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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