Love it or hate it!

I grew up in the family who loves durian and even crazy about it that allows this fruit become one of our breakfast menus; you might think we are really nuts.

People who live in the South East Asian will certainly familiar with Durian, The King of Fruit. Why is it? Durian only grows in the rain forest environment and needs 8 to 10 years from planting to fruiting. It has distinctive for its large size – could grow up to 40 cm in diameter, and typically weights one to five kilograms. The odour is very unique – some say it is a mix of pig shit, turpentine and onions, others say it is a mix of cream-cheese, sherry-wine and other bizarre dishes, whatever the descriptions is, the smell is very overpowering that causes some people to hate it without even have a chance to try the sweetness flavour of the fruit itself. It also has a formidable thorn-cover husk where it gets its name. Duri means thorn and an 'an' suffix transforms it into different noun, i.e that thorny Durian fruit.

Although Durian contains fat, but in every 100 grams in average bubble with 2.6 g protein, 140 mg beta carotene, 0.1 mg vitamin B1, 0.13 mg B2 and C9 (23.2 mg). Subsequently, if we consume in just reasonable amount, fat is certainly doesn’t matter and all vitamins do good to our body.


Is it that scaryy?? ||shuddering||

16 January 2007 at 19:10  

Amazed to see your post about durian..I heard the name of it.but I dint get an opportunity to taste it or even see it. Nice post with picture..thanks

17 January 2007 at 14:43  

You're still unsearchable by Google :-(

Hope that doesn't discourage you from blogging

28 January 2007 at 17:13  

Honestly, I never dare to taste Durian even before especially last week when my Uncle arrives home from the capital city where Durian exists often. The smell was so, so, as in so much! Lol. I can’t even stand for it. I guess, that’s why it becomes famous, because of its distinctive smell.

18 April 2009 at 04:48  

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