The season for durians has once again upon us. This means nights of breaking open those thorny shells and devouring the king of fruits’ bright yellow flesh. Malaysia is a world leader in the export of durian fruit. It’s one of the most sought-after durian species, with bright orange flesh and large seeds that make it easier to eat. The flesh is sweeter, less fibrous, has larger seeds, and is easier to consume. The flesh of d13 durian is sweet and will fulfil your taste buds. Most importantly, bloggers recommend it for those who are trying it for the first time because the smell is less pungent.
How to choose a durian?
To select a durian, select a fruit that is relatively light and has a large, solid stem. The seed must move when shaking a good durian. When the middle of the fruit emits a strong, but not sour, odour, it is mature. Cut fruit deteriorates quickly. Eliminate fruit with holes because worms may have the first claim. Experienced durian eaters, could often exactly tell what variety, the region it was grown in, and the approximate age of the plant it came from by inhaling a durian’s smell.
Advantages of durian
The dietary fibre in durian aids in bowel movement. The fruit’s content may enhance appetite and overall health in the elderly. Durian contains a lot of potassium. According to research, growing potassium intake can help lower blood pressure. The manganese in durian may aid to keep blood sugar levels stable. Durian consumption also enhances insulin response in diabetic patients.
Types of durian
- Golden Phoenix: – The durian has thin, spiky thorns that resemble those of a Phoenix. The flesh is slightly lighter in colour and less firm. When compared to other durian species, durian flesh is bittersweet and has a stronger odour.
- XO: – The name XO is derived from the fermented taste of the product, which is super soft to hold. This is one of the options for those who want to try their ‘not so typical sweet durian,’ as the durian food has a bitter taste.
- D24: – The D24 durian, also known as Sultan Durian, is a well-known durian species. The flesh is golden yellowish, with a creamy texture and a bittersweet flavour heavenly combination!
Aside from providing numerous health benefits such as increased digestion, instant energy, improve immunity, and better skin and hair texture, the sweet-tasting flavour of durian fruit is also integrated into candies, cookies, and wafers.