This method includes cutting the fruit and scooping the flesh out. This method is useful if you have a large amount of Agbalumo to separate as it works for all levels of ripeness. The only drawback is that the flesh does not come out of the fruit intact. Here are the steps with pictures.
- Wash the fruit (optional). Sometimes there are some debris stuck to the skin that may need some scrubbing to remove.
- Remove stalk if it is present. this is done by grabbing a hold of it and pulling it outwards. It moves quite easily.
- Cut in two using a sharp knife. Note that the knife may strike a seed and not cut directly. If this happens, wiggle the knife a bit while still applying pressure.
- Squeeze one half of the fruit to dislodge seeds. You may need to use your fingers to aid them.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh