Fruit large (2-7 kg) ovoid or irregular dark green fleshy spines surrounded by bitterness. The pulp, white, creamy and is very juicy and contain several seeds. It is a sour fruit with a sweet aroma.
It is consumed as whole fruit or fruit salads. It is much appreciated for beverages and also used as a raw material for making ice cream, and homemade desserts. In some countries, such as Indonesia, the fruit is not ripe is cooked as a vegetable and used in soups.