Whether you’re working on a crossword or doing trivia with friends, you may need to know some fruits that start with U, so we’ve rounded up 10 unique fruits that begin with U, with some helpful information about each one!
Fruits that begin with U are all pretty exotic, and we won’t guarantee that you’ll find many of them at your local grocery. If, however, you live in a city with a major international market, you might just be able to come up with one or more of these gems. They are all unique with interesting flavors and personalities, so let’s have a look.
Seville is a kind of orange, and also the name of a city in which country? (find the answer at the end of this post!)
Ububese is an African fruit native to East Africa where it’s also called the Ground Sop and Muroro. These red or yellow fruits are round to slightly oval, only growing to about an inch around, and up to 1.5” long. It is known as a sweet fruit, so the locals often eat it raw or juice it.
The Ugli Fruit, also known as the Jamaican tangelo, was “discovered” growing wild in Jamaica in 1917. The tree is believed to be a hybrid between a tangerine or orange and a grapefruit. The fruit is slightly larger than an average grapefruit but tends to be sweeter like a tangerine. The fruit is very high in vitamin C and is a great addition to a smoothie or a cool summer salad.
The Ugni Berry, also called the murta or Chuilean Guava, is native to Chile and Argentina. This red berry is the size of a blueberry and tastes like cotton candy. It has a pear-like texture that’s very popular with the locals and is often eaten raw, put in fruit salads, or used in jam and jellies (Well ya, fruit that tastes like Cotton Candy? Of course you want to eat it fresh! Is it delivered by unicorns?)
The Umbu Fruit, also called the Brazilian plum, is a popular fruit in Brazil. It grows in one of the poorest and driest regions where it is hand-picked and commonly eaten raw or cooked until the peel separates from the pulp. Once separated, it’s made into jams or compote.
The Umbra Fruit is also known as the June plum, golden apple, dwarf golden plum, and Indian hog plum. The fruit is about the size of a mango and is grown in Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and various other Caribbean nations. The fruit is often eaten raw and has a pineapple-mango flavor. The Umbra is generally made into preserves or used in soups & stews. Umbra is difficult to find in the USA, but you can always go with ordinary Amazingly nutritious mangos.
Urava Fruit is also known as the Mangrove Apple. It grows in East Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, and India. On the Island of Sri Lanka, people mix the fruit’s pulp with coconut milk to make a regionally popular milkshake.
Usuma Fruit is also known as peanut butter fruit as its small red berries taste like, you guessed it, peanut butter! While native to South America they are popular with gardeners in Florida who plant them for ornamental display. The fruit does not keep well at room temperature and must be refrigerated or frozen soon after picking making it ideal for jam, milkshakes, juice, and smoothies.
Umeboshi is also known as the Japanese Plum or Ume. Although, it’s more like an apricot than a plum. It’s often eaten with rice as a flavor additive or wrapped with nori. Umeboshi is available in the United States in some Japanese groceries where it’s often sold as a snack.
Uvilla Fruit, also known as the Golden Berry, is native to the Andes Mountains but is also grown in Columbia, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. This bright orange fruit is enclosed in a thin husk that is removed before eating. They are a bit smaller than cherries, and have a taste described as pineapple and mango.
Seville is a city in Spain!