Durian is often called the "King of Fruits " in Southeast Asian nations, but is native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, and possibly the Philippines, but debates still continue to that point. It is a large fruit, up to 1 foot long and 6 inches wide, with a hard, spiky exterior and a range of yellow to red flesh. Out of the 30 species, 9 of them are commonly utilized for cooking or consumption, and only one is found internationally, outside the local growing areas. That species is called Durio zibethinus.
The reason this fruit is often considered controversial is that the smell has a divisive effect on people. Your natural olfactory sense will either find it pleasant or absolutely revolting and nauseating. This has led durian to be banned on public transportation in certain Asian nations, and the avid fans of the health benefits of durian are balanced by those who are repulsed by the sight and smell of this powerful fruit.
A single durian weighs nearly 602 grams and is a good source of energy. 100 grams of this fruit renders about 147 Kcal of energy, which is about 7% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).
[Nutrition value per 100 g]
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||5.33 g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber||3.8 g||10%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.230 mg||4.5%|
|Vitamin A||44 IU||1.5%|
|Vitamin C||19.7 mg||33%|