The taste of langsat is tender, perfectly balanced, sweet with a pinch of sour. The flesh is soft and juicy. The flavour and flesh remind me of medium-sweet white grapes and ripe grapefruit.
Peel the fruit; inside you will find little "garlic"transparent arils, like in mangosteen. Some "cloves" contain seeds. They are not hard and they won’t harm you if you eat them. But they are slightly bitter. Langsat seeds are used for preparing antihelmintic medication.
The season for langsat lasts from mid summer to mid autumn.