Firstly, you can distinguish it by the colour. Young fruit is still green, as where ripe one should be rich orange. If you shook it to hear the sound of the edible part of the fruit moving inside the shell. This means that the fleshy part became juicy and detached from the shell.
First, open the fruit and separate the seeds with flesh from the shell. If you want, add it to the bowl and add your prefered choice of seasoning. It can either be sugar or a mix of salt, pepper, chilly and jumbo. Mix it well or even pound it a little to get more juice. The way to eat kaba is by sucking the juicy part of the seed. Once all the flavour is gone, discard the seed.
It is one of the simplest processes. Put the fleshy part of the fruit in the bowl and pound it gently. Add sugar to the taste and pour water over it. Your kaba juice is ready!
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