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Durian is a popular fruit in Southeast Asia; it is also called the “King of Fruits”. It has a spiky greenish-brown outer shell with rich custard like pale yellow flesh in the center. A typical durian weighs from 2 to 9 pounds. Durian is well known for its distinctive odor, which some people find it fragrant, and some find it unpleasant and overpowering. Its smell has been described variously from almonds, gasoline to rotten onion and dirty gym shoes. Therefore, in some Southeast Asia countries, durian is banned in many public areas; such as malls, hotels and public transportation.

Nutritional Facts

Durian is high in calories, fat and carbohydrates; but it contains a range of nutrients, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin A and C, thiamin, folate, pantothenic, potassium, sodium, copper and zinc. Its high level of tryptophan acts as a natural antidepressant and helps in people’s sleep cycle. It is also a key factor in epilepsy treatment and Alzheimer’s disease prevention.


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