This fruit is known as Snake Fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin and it grows in clusters at the base of the palm. Snake Fruit is about the size and shape of a ripe fig, usually round with a distinct tip, with an edible pulp. The fruit inside consists of three lobes, each lobe containing a large inedible seed. The lobes look and have the consistency of peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, but its apple-like texture can vary from very dry and crumbly to moist and crunchy.
Snake Fruit is consumed fresh and canned product. Unripe Snake Fruit is usually sour and astringent, and used for pickles.