In Asia, the durian is fruit royalty. Dubbed as the King of fruits, this spiky and strong smelled fruit, holds a creamy white or yellow, buttery soft fruit inside its hard shell. The seeds of the fruit are normally not eaten raw and the fruit is deemed worthy to be eaten when it falls off its tree. This is an indicator that it is ripe. Durians are not plucked from its tree.
It has been found out that durians carry a special kind of antioxidant called xanthones. This antioxidant is essential in curbing the risk of cancer cells to grow in your body. Durians carry anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties that can keep you healthy by providing food cholesterol and fats as well as nutrients like Vitamin B-Complex, C and A. It also has tryptophan, an essential amino acid known to be a sleep inducer. The durian also has a reputation of being an aphrodisiac.
Durian can be made into many types of desserts. From ice creams to shakes, you can’t go wrong with it. Do you have any durian recipe to share with us? Don’t be shy and leave a comment. You can also join us on Facebook.