Delicious monster, also known as monstera deliciosa, is the fruit of the Swiss cheese plant native to the tropics of southern Mexico and Panama. These tropical delights are shaped like large ears of corn with scales instead of kernels. Ripe monster fruits have a delicious taste that earns it the name of fruit salad plant. These fruits are sweet with a distinctive tropical flavor that is reminiscent of strawberry, pineapple, jackfruit, and banana.
The delicious monster must only be eaten when ripe as the unripe fruit is an irritant with an unpleasant taste. The creamy white flesh is edible inch by inch when the six-sided exterior green portions fall away naturally.