Expat and The First Time Try Durian

Dear Expat

Have you ever try Durian? If yes share your feeling !!!

Durian is a unique tropical fruit.

It’s popular in Southeast Asia, where it’s nicknamed “the king of fruits.” Durian is very high in nutrients, containing more than most other fruits.

However, it also gets a bad rap due to its strong smell.

This article tells you everything you need to know about durian.

Durian is a tropical fruit distinguished by its large size and spiky, hard outer shell.

It has a smelly, custard-like flesh with large seeds.

There are several varieties, but the most common one is Durio zibethinus.

The fruit’s flesh can range in color. It’s most commonly yellow or white, but can also be red or green.

Durian grows in tropical regions around the world, particularly in the Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.

The fruit can grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) long and 6 inches (15 cm) wide. A typical durian fruit has about 2 cups (486 grams) of edible pulp.

Why does it smell so strongly?

Opinions are mixed about durian’s smell. Some people love it, while others hate it.

The smell is very strong and has been described as a combination of sulfur, sewage, fruit, honey, and roasted and rotting onions.

A study on the aromatic compounds in durian found 44 active compounds, including some that contribute to scents of skunk, caramel, rotten egg, fruit, and soup seasoning (4Trusted Source).

The fruit’s smell is so potent that it’s banned in many hotels and public transport systems in Southeast Asia.

Your impression of the fruit depends on whether you smell the sweet-smelling or stinky compounds more strongly.