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