17 Interesting Durian Fruit Facts


Durian fruit is regarded as the "King of fruits" by the people of southeast Asia. It has a thorny surface with color varying from green to brownish. Its inner pulp is pale yellow to red. Durian Fruit's scientific name is Durio. There are 30 recognized Durian fruit species. As demand of Durian fruit is very high in China, there is massive destruction of forest for it's plantation in Malaysia, impacting the environment.

Durian fruit
Durian fruit

17 Interesting Durian Fruit Facts 

  1. The thing which distinguishes Durian fruit from other fruits is that it smells like that of rotten onions, turpentine and raw sewage.
  2. Due to its strong odor which lasts for few days it is avoided at hotels and in public transportation's in southeast Asia.
  3. Durian fruit's size in length can be up to 1 foot and in width it can be up to 6 inches.
  4. The average weight of a Durian fruit is 1 kg and depending on its size its calorie content varies between 800 to 1500.
  5. Contrary to the myth that durian fruit increases your weight it helps you to fill up the calorie requirement of your body. An average adult is recommended to consume 2000 calories per day.
  6. A single durian fruit will fulfil 60% to 68% of your calorie requirement in one snack.
  7. Durian fruit is easily digested and the fructose and the sucrose content in it replenishes energy and revitalizes your body instantly.
  8. Though it contains higher amount of fats it is good for your health. The reason is it is free from saturated fats and cholesterol and thus helps to prevent against cardiovascular diseases.
  9. It is good for the people suffering from diabetes. Durian is rich in manganese which helps to regulate the blood sugar level and bring it down to the desired level.
  10. Durian fruit is found to be a rich source of folic acid which is responsible for the development of red blood cells. Folic acid along with copper and iron contents present in durian help to improve the health of anemic people.
  11. Durian is rich in Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is essential in the production of serotonin. Studies have found that low level of serotonin can lead to depression. Durian boosts your serotonin level and helps to fight against depression.
  12. Eating Durian fruit may help you in delaying aging. This is because durian is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant which helps to keep the oxidative stress at bay caused by the release of free radicals.
  13. As durian contains calcium, vitamin B and potassium in large amount, it helps to maintain a healthy skeleton, that is it makes your bones and teeth strong.
  14. You can consume both the flesh & seeds of the durian, but for eating the seeds; it must be first cooked.
  15. Durian fruits are used to make many sweet and savory dishes by the people of southeast Asia.
  16. Finally you might want to guess the taste of this fruit; the taste of durian is as if you are eating almonds, cheese, garlic and caramel at once, isn't it amazing.
  17. Did you know that Singapore's official fruit is Durian. There is a building in Singapore known as Esplanade near Marina bay whose outer appearance looks that of a Durian that has been cut in a half. You can say that the architect might be a true fan of Durian fruit.
I too until now had known about this fruit. Now that I got to know about it, I have tried to share some interesting facts about it.

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