Yes, But Would You Eat It? “D” is for Durian

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.

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It looks pretty, doesn’t it? This Asian fruit is known more for its stench than anything else. Food writer Richard Sterling has described the smell of durian as “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.” Enticing!

So smelly they’re actually banned on Singapore’s mass transit system, durians are nonetheless considered a “superfruit.” The durian is rich in iron, vitmain C, and potassium. A small durian contains 23 grams of dietary fiber (pretty much what you need in a day). But don’t rush out to gorge on durians. In 2010, a Malaysian politician was rushed to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness and dizziness. Seems he’d gone overboard on durians.

So, would you eat a durian?


19 thoughts on “Yes, But Would You Eat It? “D” is for Durian

  1. “I would not eat them on a boat. I would not eat them with a goat……I do not like green eggs and Ham…..I do not like them, Sam, I am! ”

    Martha, I would not eat most of these things in the posts, but I love reading about them in your blog! I cant wait to see what’s next.

    Zulu Delta


  2. Hmmm first- how does one “peel” it? Then the stench would probably make me hurl the fruit out of scent range! Your blog posts are a riot besides being educational! I reckon you had fun with this!


    1. I think you cut it and scoop out the insides? Not sure, and I guess I’ll never know, because I’m not about to try it, Kathy! And yes, I did have fun with this theme, even as I found myself gagging from time to time. At least I didn’t have to do any real-time taste tests!


  3. I think I will have to say no. Every time I visit an Asian country I think I will but I don’t. They are even in our supermarket now but I can’t bring myself to. I was told it was like “eating custard while sitting on the toilet”. No…

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