Scientific name: Durio zibethinus
Common names: Durian,
Civet, King of Fruit
This tropical fruit is native to Malaysia, Borneo, and Indonesia. Fruiting year-round,
the Durian grows on trees as large as 150 feet. Many people avoid the fruit due to its offensive1, sewage-like
odor--however; some local people consider it a delicacy. The exterior of the fruit is covered in large, sharp spikes, which
in addition to the toughness of the shell, make it very difficult2 to open. Inside can be found a white to golden-yellow,
fleshy meat, preserveable by freezing. Found in five segments of the fruit, the meat surrounds large brown seeds. The flesh
is rich in vitamin A, phosphorus and calcium, among other nutrients. A pest of the fruit is an insect known as a fruit borer;
the larvae destroy durians. Durians can weigh up to 3 kilograms, making them deadly if one were to fall from a very tall tree
and hit you. Some say durians taste like garlic/onion custard with a subtle sweetness
AN IDEAL WEAPON ...THE HOUSE OF
THE FLYING DURIANS
||Per 100 g|
Where to Get Durians
Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, northern
Australia, Honduras, Hawai`i, and perhaps a few other tropical locations on the planet. Harvest seasons vary in different
areas depending on local climate, latitude, and altitude.
HI I AM THE DURIAN PICKER. ..THIS JOB IS DANGEROUS AND
DOESNT PAY WELL AT ALL ...BUT I WORK FOR MY LOVE TO THIS FRUIT ..MMMM
Durian exprerience !!!!
FANCY EATING THIS WITH SOME RICE?
OK... THATS A MANGOSTEEN ..NOT A DEFORMED DURIAN.
THE DURIAN TREE
WELL NOT EVERY ONE LOVES DURIAN ...
YUMMIE YUM YUM
TAKE A LOOK AT MY FACE ...AND YOU WILL KNOW IF
I LIKE DURAINS
THE FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE DURIAN
TO PROVE MY LOVE TO U DARLING...I WILL EAT THIS
DURIAN ICE CREAM
DURIAN "OREO" COOKIES, THAILAND
DURIAN CANDY , PENANG, MALAYSIA
DURIAN CHIPS, THAILAND
DURAIN PUFF, SINGAPORE
DURAIN MOUSSE, SINGAPORE
SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF
THE KING OF ALL FRUITS...AROMA OR STENCH?
FOR U TO DECIDE.
DURIAN OH DURIAN...WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT U
Old varieties of durian rarely seen in fruit markets
(NOT WRITTEN BY IVAN LIM)
Heat waves rising in desert
Durians: not just
Delicious and nutritious...
fruit's luscious pudding
DURIAN SPINS YOUR WORLD ROUND AND ROUND ...WITH THE SMELL OF UNDIES AND SMELLY SOCKS