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Benefits of Durian
The durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio.
1. Durian
Durian is often called the powerking of fruitspower in Southeast Asian nations, but is native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, and possibly the Philippines, but debates still continue on that point. It is a large fruit, up to 1 foot long and 6 inches wide, with a hard, spiky exterior, with a range of yellow to red flesh. Out of the 30 species varieties, 9 of them are commonly utilized for cooking or consumption, and only one is found internationally, outside of the local growing areas. That species is calledDurio zibethinus.
2. Durian fruit
Durian fruitis delicious, soft and sweet from inside but have thorny spikes and astrong odor from outside. It is known for its unique taste and also for its dense nutrients. In SouthEast countries it is referred as powerKing of Fruitspower. It is seasonal fruit that grows from June to August as mango, jackfruit and mangosteen.
3. Health Benefits
Durian is very healthy, with high concentrations of vitamins and minerals. It is unique among fruit in that it contains the Bcomplex vitamins (great for vegetarians!). It is also rich in dietary fibre and high in vitamin C, potassium, essential amino acid, copper, iron, and magnesium. Note: If gout runs in your family, limit your intake of durian to 1 portion per day (about 1/2 cup).
4. Interesting Durian Facts
Durian has been called the King of Fruits because of its enormous size (about 1 foot long), heavy weight, and the amount of fruit it contains. Because of its weight and sharp spikes, falling durians kill a number of people every year (for this reason, newer hybrids have been developed to make durian trees less tall)
5. Taste
Usually durian is either loved at first taste, or hated. Its fruit is sweet and 'buttery' in texture, with very little juice. The first time I tasted durian, I was reminded of a creamsicle (not an exact comparison, but it might give you an idea). Durian can eaten fresh, or used to make various types of desserts.


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