What is the shelf life of ugli fruit? 

Uglis, also called ugli fruit, are large juicy yellow-fleshed citrus fruits, a cross between an orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. They are a great way to add flavor to food without adding calories. But how long do uglis last?

In this article, we will discuss the shelf life of Uglis. We will also talk about how to store them for maximum freshness.

How long do uglis last?

  • Room temperature: 1 week
  • Refrigerator: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Freezer: 10 to 12 months (best quality)

The uglis can be stored at room temperature. To extend their shelf life, store them in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. 

The shelf life of uglis at room temperature is about a week. In the refrigerator, it can be stored for up to two weeks and in the freezer for up to one year.

Can you freeze uglis?

To freeze uglis, wash them thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. Place on a cookie sheet or baking pan lined with waxed paper. Flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to freezer bags and keep frozen for up to one year. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Alternatively, wash and peel them, then cut them into quarters, removing all membranes and seeds. In a saucepan, mix 550 g of sugar and 1 liter of water until the sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil. 

Let the syrup cool then pour it over the uglis. Store the uglis and syrup in the freezer in an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag. 

How can you tell if an ugli fruit is ripe?

Ugli fruits are not bad-tasting fruits. They just don’t look good. To determine ripeness, you’ll have to look closely at each one. Most experts agree that this fruit lives up to its ugly reputation. Look carefully for a fruit that feels heavier than expected given its size. Pressing the blossom end of the fruit with the tip of your finger should cause the fruit to slightly yield.

Storing uglis

Store ugli fruit at room temperature. Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and direct sunlight. You can also store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To further extend the shelf life of your ugli, you may freeze them for up to 12 months. Simply thaw before using.

Can you eat ugli fruit raw?

Yes! Ugli fruit is delicious when eaten raw. However, be sure to remove the seeds first so that they don’t make their way onto your hands or clothing. You may also enjoy slicing off one side of the fruit and eating it just like you would a grapefruit. Ugli fruit can be enjoyed alone as a snack or dessert, similar to how you’d consume a grapefruit.

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