Have you ever heard aboutВ Durian fruit? If not, that’s ok, because there are aВ lot of people who don’t know about it.
This fruitВ is rich in vitamin C and has a veryВ strong odor. ItВ grows inВ Southeast Asia and it is known as theВ 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 forВ hundreds of years, but even now it starts to gainВ mainstream popularity. It is very beneficial fruit, but it’s not recommended too eat too much of it. The main reason is because Durian isВ 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 ofВ carbohydrates. OneВ serving of this fruit is 243 gramsВ covers about 20% of your daily needs for carbohydrates. This fruit is great forВ 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 willВ fill you up, because itВ contains over 350 calories and 13 grams of fat. Don’t worry if you want to avoid fat, because this is a natural andВ good kind of fat.
04. High in vitamin C
As you already know, vitamin C is very beneficial for your overall health, such asВ fighting off illnesses, aiding in healing wounds, helping lower cholesterol, and improve blood flow.
05. Quite a bit of vitamin B
Vitamin BВ help to keep free radicals at bay and has been linked to preventing aging and heart disease. This vitamin increasesВ good cholesterol andВ improve serotonin levels which can result for betterВ 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 containsВ manganese which helps with bone and skin health.
07. Rich in potassium
Durians have a bunch of potassium, which isВ important electrolyte that helps control blood pressure, keep your sodium levels in check, and helps regulate your heart rate.
08. Durians have tryptophan
Tryptophan isВ natureвЂ™s sleeping pill. It isВ metabolized into various neurotransmitters and can aid in sleep induction and even be a treatment for epilepsy.
09. Good source of thiamin
This fruitВ contains about 30% of your daily recommended intake of thiamin. В ItВ helps your body to metabolize carbohydrates into energy.
10. Lots of folate
Durian hasВ a lot of folate which is alsoВ known as folic acid. This can help youВ in preventing heart disease, fetal development forВ pregnant women, and even helps the brain function properly.В 20% of your daily requirement of folic acid can be covered with only oneВ serving of Durian.