Despite the fruit's rather unappealing exterior, the rind has a fragrant, delicate scent and the juicy flesh tastes fresh and a bit intriguing. It's sourer than an orange, but less bitter than a grapefruit and is often assumed to be a lemon-tangerine hybrid, instead of an orange-grapefruit. When ripe, the fruit is juicy and full of flavor. The older the fruit looks on the outside, the sweeter it is on the inside. Its acid-sweet, zesty, pungent flavor is similar to an orange, but some enthusiasts insist it tastes more like a mandarin orange with faint hints of pineapple or honey. Whatever the flavor, what Ugli fruit lacks in looks, it makes up for in zesty, refreshing deliciousness.
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