The seasonal, durian fruit is known as ‘king of fruits‘ across South Asian countries. In fact, only a few species of durian fruits exist today. This fruit is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. Durian smell awful due to presence of different combinations of a chemicals.
Singapore, Thailand, China and Japan banned the durian fruit in public due to its powerful scent. But, the fruity part of durian tastes delicate and creamy.
Durian fruit grows up to a size of 12 inches and has a green thorn-covered husk. It can weigh up to 4 kilograms.The pulp of durian inside the husk is in light yellowish color. Durian fruit drink is completely free from cholesterol and other fatty acids. It offers instant refreshment as it contains simple sugars. The fruit is also used for the preparation of ice creams, sweets, and shakes.
The durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. The name “durian” is derived from the Malay-Indonesian languages word for duri or “spike”, a reference to the numerous spike protuberances of the fruit, together with the noun-building suffix -an. There are 30 recognised Durio species, at least nine of which produce edible fruit, and over 300 named varieties in Thailand. Durio zibethinus is the only species available in the international market: all other species are sold only in their local regions. There are hundreds of durian cultivars; many consumers express preferences for specific cultivars, which fetch higher prices in the market.
Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species.