I’ve graced the fruit section of my supermarket many, many times — especially lately — and each time my eyes completely overlooked the deliciousness that is the uniq fruit.
Why? I’m not sure. Maybe I’m unobservant… or maybe I subconsciously dismissed this fruit due to its less-than-perfect appearance. Native to Jamaica, the uniq fruit also happens to go by the name ugli fruit due to its bumpy outer skin. But let this serve as another reminder to put all judgments aside — in all aspects of life — because this fruit is delicious.
A cross between a grapefruit, a Seville orange, and a tangerine, this citrusy fruit tastes like exactly that. It’s slightly sweeter than a grapefruit and has that same kick that makes a citrus what it is. The outside ranges anywhere from deep green to bright yellow, and the inside looks and feels very similar to that of an orange. You can eat a uniq fruit by peeling it like a tangerine, or cutting it in half like a grapefruit.
As for benefits, the uniq fruit’s main appeal is in its fiber — to aid digestion and help your heart health — and vitamin C — to keep your immune system strong and destroy free radicals.
So far I’ve only tried the fruit as-is (and loved it), but I’m itching to try it in a homemade salsa — like this!
Have you ever tried a uniq fruit? What’d you think of it?
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