The Benefits of Eating Durian

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Durian or most likely called the “King of all fruits” due to its relatively large size is definitely the most notable fruit in Davao. Another plus factor for Durian, it is considered to be one of the delicious fruits in the world. This fruit is native to Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Among its 30 species, only 9 of which are edible.  This fruit is distinctive for its unique odor and formidable thorn- covered husk but has this delicious taste that you would surely like.

Number one benefits of fruits are its nutritional content. This fruit is relatively rich in phytonutrients and has high amount of protein which make it as the first ever premium whole-fruit herbal nutritional product supplement.  It is also rich in energy, minerals and vitamins combining all nutrients coming from bananas, avocados, and jackfruit.

It has simple sugars like fructose and sucrose and just little amount of simple fats which are good to eat especially for underweight children. This fruit replenishes energy and revitalizes the body just right after you ate it.

Its dietary fiber content is excellent in protecting colon mucous membrane against chemicals and cancer cells. It also helps develop resistance against infectious agents and harmful radicals.

Other miraculous benefits of fruits could be found in durian. It serves as an aid for epilepsy because of its amino acid content of tryptophan which serves us our natural sleeping pill. It could help as well on: the beautification and moisturizing of the skin; regulation of blood sugar level; promotes healthy pregnancy; relaxation of muscles and nerves; maintaining healthy bones; and helps curing migraine.

The nutritional facts for durian fruit are as follows: Energy, Carbohydrates, Protein, Dietary Fiber, Folates, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and series of electrolytes, minerals and phytonutrients.

Durian fruits are simply known to be one of the delicious fruits in Davao, so there is no wonder that this fruit are used in different delicacies. This fruit are used on flavoring as well. It is being made as candies, ice kachang, dodol, rose biscuits, ice creams, milkshakes, Yule logs and ingredient for cappuccino. Unripe durians are cooked as a vegetable in variety of dishes only proving durian fruit are truly has lots of variations.
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