A large Southeast Asian tropical fruit, it is a favorite in Asia but most westerners object to its odor (garlic-like). It is banned from most hotels and discouraged on public transportation. Some varieties are said to be not as objectionable as others. It is loved by those who manage to get past the smell. The fruit is large and covered with a hard, spiked rind that surrounds sweet white or yellowish flesh. Occasionally planted in Hawaii and Puerto Rico