Durian

Durian is a fruit that belongs to the family cotton. In durian genus (But some taxonomists arrange the durian in the durian family) Durian is classified as a Thai fruit king. It is indigenous to Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The fruit is large, oval to round and has a rind (green to brown) covered with hard spines. It can be up to 15 cm in diameter, generally 1–3 kg in weight, and have a pale yellow to reddish reddish yellow. Which will vary according to species.

Durian is a fruit with a unique smell. 


In which the inside is like custard tastes like almonds for some, they say that the durian is fragrant. But while some people view it as having a strong stench that it is quite nauseating. We can eat durian, both ripe and impulsive, depending on the person you like. It can also use in a variety of dishes. Even the seeds are edible, but they must be cooked first.

Properties of durian
  • Helps to dry up the abscess (Durian meat)
  • Help cure skin disease (Durian meat)
  • Durian root and leaf extract can be used as an antipyretic. By applying juice from the leaves on the patient’s head, it can help reduce fever (root, leaf).
  • Durian has properties that help relieve diarrhea (root).
  • Helps drive parasites (leaves, durian meat)
  • Durian has medicinal properties that help cure jaundice (leaves).
  • Help dry the pus (leaves)
  • Help solve Tan Sang (shell)
  • Helps treat mumps (bark)
  • Help solve the lymphatic waste (shell).
  • Helps to cure abscess (bark)
  • Helps heal blisters (crusts)
  • Used to heal wounds (peels)
  • Durian bark is used to repel mosquitoes and insects (bark).

Durian benefits

Monthong durian can help reduce fat or cholesterol levels. Because this durian species contains polyphenols and fiber that can help reduce fat.  although you have to eat only 1 poo per day .

Because durian contains anti-oxidants (Especially the Monthong variety) .Consuming durian in appropriate quantities can help prevent human disease such as heart disease and cancer, etc.

Even though durian is very fat But it is a good type of fat that is not harmful to the body.

Durian fibers contribute to the bowel movement more convenient.

The fruit can made into many kinds of desserts. such as traditional confectionery, mooncakes, stuffed bread, ice cream, milkshakes, cakes, cappuccinos, durian sticky rice, full poyak, preserved durian, durian. Compote, Durian Paste, Durian Crisp, Durian Jam, etc.

Benefits of durian seeds can be eaten By being cooked by means of roasting Frying in coconut oil or steaming, the meat is similar to taro or sweet potato, but tougher.

The young leaves or shoots of the durian can use for making some foods similar to green leafy vegetables. Durian peel can be used as a fuel for smoked fish. The shell can be made into paper. Which has a soft and tough fiber than mulberry paper.

In Indonesia, durian flowers are eaten.

For the faith in our home Durian plantation in the area of ​​the house (Planted in the northeast) believes that the residents are knowledgeable. For academic study or is a very knowledgeable person whereas the word durian has synonyms with regard to learning itself.

Nutritional value of durian pulp per 100 grams
  • Energy 174 kcal
  • Carbohydrate 27.09 g
  • 3.8 g fiber
  • 5.33 g fat
  • 1.47 g protein
  • Vitamin A 44 international units
  • Vitamin B1 0.374 mg 33%
  • Vitamin B2 0.2 mg 17%
  • Vitamin B3 1.74 mg 7%
  • Vitamin B5 0.23 mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 0.316 mg 24%.
  • Vitamin B9 36 μg 9%
  • Vitamin C 19.7 mg 24%
  • Calcium 6 mg 1%
  • Iron 0.43 mg 3%
  • Magnesium 30 mg 8%
  • Manganese 0.325 mg 15%
  • Phosphorus 39 mg 6%
  • Potassium 436 mg 9%
  • Sodium 2 mg 0%
  • Zinc 0.28 mg 3%
  • % Percentage of recommended daily intake for adults (Data from: USDA Nutrient database )
The harm of durian 

Durian is a high sugar fruit and is rich in fat and sulfur also not suitable for patients with diabetes. It may cause blood sugar levels to rise rapidly. Causing discomfort and comfort Causing heat  and for general people should get less sugar. And there is also an ancient belief that pregnant women or people with high blood pressure eat durian.  Don’t eat together with alcohol and coffee. Because both are hot items I won’t be able to sleep, I won’t wake up, I can’t wake up!