The fruit is cut in a similar fashion like other larger fruits likewatermelon. White, gummy latex oozes from the cut ends even in ripen fruit but to a lesser extent than in the unripe ones. The latex problem can be overcome by applying little coconut oil on the hands while separating bulbs since protective gloves would not help. Another great way of dealing with this problem is mopping or rubbing the cut sections withlemonslice. The thick rind that runs through the middle of the fruit is then removed, and the whole section is gently twisted few turns in order to loosen individual bulbs.