Different Ways to Enjoy Durian

By Hooria Tahir | 23, Jun, 2022
Different Ways to Enjoy Durian

What exactly is the durian fruit? 

what exactly is the durian

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The Durian is a one-of-a-kind tropical fruit. It is well-known in Southeast Asia for being a highly nutritious and delicious fruit. Durian is nutrient-dense, with more nutrients than other fruits. But, Durian is known for its rather pungent odor that seems to scare most away. 

The Durian’s spiky, rigid outer shell distinguishes it as tropical fruit. Durio zibethinus is the most common type, but there are several other kinds to choose from. 

The color of the flesh inside the fruit can vary. It is usually yellow or white. Although in some regions, it can be red or green as well. Durian grows in tropical places. Countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in Southeast Asia are the most common Durian hotspots.

The edible pulp of a regular Durian fruit weighs roughly 2 cups (486 grams).


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Health Benefits of Durian 

health benefits of durian

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According to studies, durian fruit has the following health benefits: 

  • It reduces the risk of cancer. The antioxidants inside Durian may be able to counteract cancer-causing free radicals. Durian extract was shown to stop a strain of breast cancer cells from spreading in a test tube research. 
  • It prevents the onset of heart disease. Several chemicals found in Durian may help lower cholesterol levels and lowers the risk of atherosclerosis or artery hardening. 
  • It defends against infection. Compounds in the flesh of the fruit have been found to have antibacterial and anti-yeast effects. 
  • It can reduce blood sugar levels. Because Durian has a lower glycemic index (GI) than many other tropical fruits, it is less likely to raise blood sugar levels, making you more sugar resistant.

People in Singapore frequently order Durian delivery because so many people appear to enjoy it so much. 

But, there are still a few folks who have yet to try this treat of fruit. And if you would like to try it, there are a few different ways to. 

With June comes Durian season. It is the perfect time for you to indulge in the fruit and see for yourself whether you like it. However, before you sink your teeth into one of these luscious bittersweet fruits that everyone around you is talking about, here is some advice to help you prepare.


Here are different ways to consume Durian:

Just eat it

eat them raw

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The original form of Durian is, of course, the best way to enjoy it. Try looking for a video on how to cut the fruit up first. It can seem difficult because of its spiky exterior. Once you are through with this, feel free to indulge. 

Jin Feng (Golden Phoenix), Mao Shan Wang, and Hong Xia are the three most popular durian kinds (Red Prawn).

Head on over to your nearest Asian supermarket to see if there is any new stock on Durian. 

Tea made with Durian.

If the taste of Durian is too intense for you, try it as a fun tea instead. Making Durian tea is easy. Properly infusing the tea with the fruit is the best way to get a whiff of all the flavors. Drink this straight from the cup. The Durian flavor won't be overpowering. - And it pairs beautifully with the fragrant jasmine tea.

Durian Mochi

a japanese mochi

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Durian mochi is the perfect mix for you if you tend to enjoy mochi. Simply prepare the mochi as usual but add durian bits to bring out that exotic flavor. Here you can get creative. You can add different food coloring, scents, and even serve the mochi in different shapes. 

But, if you are trying Durian mochi for the first time, we recommend keeping it simple and straightforward. It will allow you to truly experience Durian fruit for what it is. 


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