Take a good look at this dangerously ugly fruit. On the outside, it’s all about those thorny spikes that could poke a hole through your face. But take a closer look and you’ll find the treasure that lies under it’s horrifying look. A golden pillow of munchy, cloud-like bun that melts in your mouth like no other fruits you’ve tasted before.
To celebrate Thailand’s Durian season, here’s a list of Durian facts for all durian lovers out there
1) When’s the best time to eat Durian?
In Thailand, durian season ranges from June – August. The freshest, munchiest durians come to its fruition during this time of the year.
2) Why is it so expensive?
Since the flooding incident in 2011, a majority of durian farms were destroyed and agricultural areas to re-farm were also damaged. Ever since, only a few lucky durian farms survived, causing durian prices to spike like the thorn that covers them.
3) What’s the average durian price in 2017?
It ranges from 100 – 300 Baht per kilogram on the lower price range. On the other end of the spectrum, the famous durian from Nonthaburi (known to produce the best durian in Thailand) was auctioned off for 300,000 Thai Baht or $8600 US dollars in a charity event in Bangkok.
4) Why is durian banned in so many places?
As described by the famous food writer Richard Sterling “its odor is best described as…turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”
5) Why is called The King of Fruits?
Like a King, it’s got crown everywhere!
6) Is durian good for your health?
According this credible website, durian appears to be this magical fruit that contributes so much to your health:
7) Can a lot of durian be bad for your health?
Among other fruits, durian does contain high levels of sugar. Excessive consumption of durian can contribute to diabetes and high cholesterol levels in the long run.
8) What is this myth about durian helping me sleep better?
It’s true. Durian has tryptophan, an amino acid that induces sleep and could be a blissful part of your journey to curing insomnia.
9) It helps me have better sex too?
According to the same credible website, durian has shown to can intensify sex drive and stamina, reduces the chance of infertility in men and women and increase sperm motility. Not only is durian the king of fruit. It’s also the king of sex in the fruit kingdom as well.
10) Bonus Video: People Try Durian (The Smelliest Fruit In The World)
If you’ve come this far, then you’re probably a durian fanatic. Why not award yourself with some durian love and indulge in a durian buffet session? Grab your ticket to this fruit heaven festival now!