Frequently asked questions

What is "ugly" fruit?


Ugly fruit is fruit that is usually thrown out due to cosmetic reasons. If it’s too small, too large, wrong color, or has a minor scuff, it's thrown away. Even though it’s PERFECTLY good to eat. Who cares what we look like on the outside anway?!




How much fruit is prevented from becoming waste?


Every 8lbs of fresh fruit becomes 1 pound of delicious dried fruit. Each one of our packs prevents 2.5 pounds of food waste! Peaches: 9:1 Apricots




What is the difference between Hello! I'm Ugly dried fruit and other brands?


Most dried fruit is made from fruit specifically grown to become dried fruit. More in depth about the farming side We use fruit that was intended on being sold fresh in stores but was a little too ugly to sit on the shelf. (Currently this much of a percentage is thrown out.) Rather than let it be thrown away, we pay our local farmers to haul it off and turn it into unaltered delicious dried fruit. Unfortunately some people insist on using sulfur to preserve the color and moisture of the fruit. We don’t believe in adding anything to our product. You want fruit? You get fruit!




Is Hello! I'm Ugly fruit Organic?


Most of our product comes from conventional farming methods. There is not as much waste in organic fruit because people that shop specifically for organic products are more open to blemishes and imperfections.




Is the fruit safe (rotten etc..?)


Of course it is. Our fruit meets the same FDA standard as the fresh fruit you find in the store. It was just sorted out because it’s ugly. Mean!




Is Hello, I'm Ugly fruit Vegan?


Our product is 100% all natural fruit with nothing added. And it is fruit so...




Do I need to worry about nut allergens?


At no point is our fruit in contact with any nut varieties. You are safe! Unless you are allergic to fruit...




What is the serving size?


USDA has stated the serving size for dried fruit is 40gm. rewrite




Why isn’t ugly fruit taken to a food bank?


It is! Food banks can unfortunately only take in so much fresh produce. Since there really isn’t any way for them to store/refrigerate the amount of fruit that is thrown out. We step in to save the fruit after any donations or other outlets are used. Mention the donations farmers give https://gleanings.org/




Who are we?


Hello, We're Ugly! We prevent food waste by upcycling ugly fruit and transforming them into healthy dried fruit snacks. Our product is 100% natural, no GMO's, artifical flavoring or additives, nothing but the fruit! We believe every fruit should be given a chance to be enjoyed even if it looks a little funny. So we dry, dice or slice, and package ugly fruit into conveniently sized snack packs for you! All while preventing food waste and adding value back to our local California farmers.




Pesticide


fda standards and it is completely washed when taken from field may be safer than fresh fruit





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