Have you ever heard about Durian fruit? If not, that’s ok, because there are a lot of people who don’t know about it.
This fruit is rich in vitamin C and has a very strong odor. It grows in Southeast Asia and it is known as the King of Fruits. (1)
“To eat it seems to be the sacrifice of self-respect,” wrote 19th-century American journalist Bayard Taylor. French naturalist Henri Mouhot was a bit less delicate: “On first tasting it I thought it like the flesh of some animal in a state of putrefaction.” (2)
This fruit is known for hundreds of years, but even now it starts to gain mainstream popularity. It is very beneficial fruit, but it’s not recommended too eat too much of it. The main reason is because Durian is very rich in many things which include carbs, calories, and fat.
Here are the benefits of this super fruit:
01. Excellent source of energy
This fruit has a lot of carbohydrates. One serving of this fruit is 243 grams covers about 20% of your daily needs for carbohydrates. This fruit is great for runners, athletes, and people looking for some extra energy.
02. Excellent at keeping your regular
Durian has high fiber content. Even 37% of your daily need of fiber can be covered by one serving of this fruit. We recommend you to consume this fruit often if you need help to stay regular.
03. High in fat and calories
A single serving of Durian fruit will fill you up, because it contains over 350 calories and 13 grams of fat. Don’t worry if you want to avoid fat, because this is a natural and good kind of fat.
04. High in vitamin C
As you already know, vitamin C is very beneficial for your overall health, such as fighting off illnesses, aiding in healing wounds, helping lower cholesterol, and improve blood flow.
05. Quite a bit of vitamin B
Vitamin B help to keep free radicals at bay and has been linked to preventing aging and heart disease. This vitamin increases good cholesterol and improve serotonin levels which can result for better mood and ease depression.
06. High in iron and copper
Durians are high in iron and copper which are required in the process of creation of healthy red blood cells. This fruit also contains manganese which helps with bone and skin health.
07. Rich in potassium
Durians have a bunch of potassium, which is important electrolyte that helps control blood pressure, keep your sodium levels in check, and helps regulate your heart rate.
08. Durians have tryptophan
Tryptophan is nature’s sleeping pill. It is metabolized into various neurotransmitters and can aid in sleep induction and even be a treatment for epilepsy.
09. Good source of thiamin
This fruit contains about 30% of your daily recommended intake of thiamin. It helps your body to metabolize carbohydrates into energy.
10. Lots of folate
Durian has a lot of folate which is also known as folic acid. This can help you in preventing heart disease, fetal development for pregnant women, and even helps the brain function properly. 20% of your daily requirement of folic acid can be covered with only one serving of Durian.