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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

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    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    UGLI fruit: The exotic tangelo from Jamaica

    Dr. Irene just brought one home from the Stop-&-Shop. And it is homely, but very good.

    Cut the ulgi (UHG-lee) fruit across, and it looks like a grapefruit. Peel back the pliable skin, and the segments separate to form bite-sized pieces that taste like a mild orange, but with more juice.

    Excellent.

    According to the ULGI website, the “tangelo is a variety of citrus fruit grown exclusively in Jamaica? It was discovered… over 80 years ago… The original tree is believed to have been a hybrid formed from the Seville orange, the grapefruit, and the tangerine families.”

    The Iowa University website tells us, “As the name implies, the ugli fruit, with its uneven surface and green-yellowish color, does not have an attractive appearance… Its surface can be discolored, dented, and unevenly shaped.”

    “Like other citrus fruits, the ugli fruit is rich in vitamin C.”

    “Nutrition information for 1 fruit (5 oz)

    • Calories: 36
    • Carbohydrates: 8 grams
    • Protein: 1 gram
    • Fiber: 2 grams

    Consider it a complementary option for getting your vitamin C.

    4/29/07 18:00 JR

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