The thin, tough skin is coated with a slightly prickly, peach-like fuzz until the fruit is fully ripe, then it is smooth, golden- to orange-yellow, burnt-orange, red, red-brown or deep purple-red, and has a bitter taste.
Many people claim it tastes pleasantly tart and very fruity, making it a good complement to many other foods.
It is widely consumed in the form of spicy sauces, juices, nectars, ice-creams, paletas, and desserts.
In order to prevent the deterioration process, the fruit should be frozen. Cocona is valued for its valuable medicinal properties which include migraine relief; in traditional medicine, it is used as antidiabetic, antivenom, scabicide, hypertension, it has also been used as a useful scabicide and for treating burns.
Cocona has multiple uses and also has a distinctive flavour that does not compare to the taste of other fruits, has low degree of sugar, the fruit juice has a pleasant taste which helps us because it will be more accepted in the market along with all the nutrients it has.