Friday, February 10, 2012
Durian - King of Fruits
Not everyone gets put off, fortunately. Anthony Bourdain, a famous foodie - loves Durian. I have not succeeded in convincing local australians on how wonderful this fruit is. This is because the smell overwhelms their noses.
A tip in appreciating durian has to be done in South east asia, at the durian stalls. Coming to the vendors frequently desensitizes the nostrils to the smell. Do this often and you would learn to appreciate durian fruit during the taste test.
Texture: Soft and creamy, much like the texture of a ripened avocado.
Taste: The taste is sweet, like custard.
Nutritional benefits: It has a high amount of Vitamin E, an antioxidant. However, due to the sugar content - it has to be eaten in moderation for diabetics.