Nutritional Benefits of Durian
Durian, which is tagged by the people of Southeast Asia as the ‘King of Fruits’, is actually a healthy fruit despite its strange scent. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to experience its nutrients due to its smell.
Aside from its strange smell, this fruit is characterized by a spiky skin texture. It is produced by several tree species which belong to genus Durio. While others are not really into eating this fruit, there are those who consider durian as their favorite fruit.
In fact, some people who love to eat durian has even compared its taste to a vanilla ice cream. They would usually advise those who can’t stand its smell to just tolerate it and soon they will get to discover and love its milky taste.
In the Philippines, Davao City is one of the most known places that promotes the king of fruits. This fruit also comes in other forms – in ice creams and candies.
Aside from its milky taste which is enjoyed by some people while rejected by others as the smell gives their nostrils a pinch, durian has actually lots to offer.
This fruit is a rich source of fiber, thiamin, folate, riboflavin, potassium, copper, and Vitamin C. Moreover, it is also a powerhouse of Vitamin B6, phosphorus, manganese, and folate.
The folate content of durian makes it a good food in minimizing the chance of getting anemia. One of the types of anemia, the pernicious anemia, is often caused by a deficiency in folate.
Durian is also an essential fruit for someone who wants to have strong bones. Its potassium content greatly helps in the absorption of calcium in the bones.
The king of fruits is also good for people who want to get away from depression. It is loaded with Vitamin B6. One of the main causes of depression is the lack of Vitamin B6.
Undeniably, despite the unique scent of durian which makes other people move farther away from it lies lots of nutritional benefits that our bodies might be needing.