What a amazing fruit durian is! If you do not eat it, please do try this fruit. The Durian fruit is famous for its very strong smell, as well as its amazingly delicious taste. Native to south-east Asia, Durian is a dreadful looking fruit, having a thick, thorn covered husk ranging from light green to brown in color. Durian is a round, sometimes oblong shaped fruit and can weigh up to seven pounds each. The edible flesh of the fruit is commonly a pale yellow hue with large brown seeds. The Durian fruit grows on a tall evergreen tree that also bears large, nectar producing flowers. These flowers are said to give off a sour odor, and are usually closed in the daytime. In spite of the strong aroma, Durian is widely enjoyed in many forms, from fresh fruit, to candy, even as Durian ice cream!
Durian is such a fruit that perhaps everyone does not like. It is one of the most curious, out of the ordinary fruits found on the market. It is the only fruit that is either respected or reviled by every one. Some people find its smell lovable, while others find it repulsive. Durian is a big, thorny fruit with a rich content of antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Common name of this fruit is durian; Botanical Name: Durio zibethinus is its botanical name. it is cultivated on a large scale in tropical regions including Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia.
For durian aficionados, the flesh is rich, buttery smooth and luscious. This fruit is referred as “the king of fruits” for its finger-licking deliciousness incomparable to other fruits. Some of the great health benefits of durian include treatment of jaundice, healing of fever and reducing cholesterol. Eating durian can help the body in producing white blood cells because it is rich in iron. Durian can also help you get good complexion, healthy hair, glowing skin, no soreness in any muscles after vigorous exercise and better brain function.
Durian is rich in dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. Get some durian fruit extract to add into your diet. It contains simple sugars like fructose and sucrose and some simple fats that replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly. Hence, durian is highly effective as a supplement food for underweight children.
The durian is a wonderful supply of B complex vitamins; an uncommon attribute among fruits, including vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. All these vitamins are very important that the body needs to replenish from external source. Durian fruit extract contains high levels of the amino acid tryptophan, known to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and create feelings of euphoria, by raising levels of serotonin in the brain
How to choose and in store durian? Choose a durian fruit with firm stalk. It is one of the expensive fruit and it can also be stored in the refrigerator for few days. For durian fruit extract, there are also durian candies around if you don’t want it raw and the explicit taste stays with it. Its seed can also be eaten after it’s cooked like the boiled seeds of jackfruit.