Being from the durian-exporting region of Southern Thailand, and growing up near the Malaysian border, my parents essentially grew up eating durian very often. My grandparents even grew a few durian trees near their house in Nakhon Si Thammarat. It was an important part of their culture, but not for me as I grew up in New York City. The majority of people around me were not exposed to durian and saw it as unusual, so I followed this sentiment and closed myself off to the fruit. Though my parents tried their best to have me take a bite of durian when I was younger, I resisted hard because I felt that it was disgusting and unusual. My parents never forced me to eat it, however, since they knew that a six-year-old me would have raised a temper tantrum. But, now that I am older, I have gained more of an appreciation for the fruit. I have gotten used to the smell and even tried durian ice cream, which is an improvement from not going near it in the supermarket!
Growing up, I never really understood why my parents liked to eat durian. The stench always filled the entire room and used to remind me of sweaty gym socks. On my most recent trip to Thailand this summer, however, I finally learned how to love this glorious fruit and to eat it in its most pure state. So to share the love, let me tell you how to eat durian for all of you who have never tried this fruit.
My grandmother's guilty pleasure on a hot summer day is a Tupperware full of frozen durian. The fruit melts in your mouth like a luscious ice cream, and because its frozen the smell is barely there. If you've made it to this point, you're on your way to becoming a durian enthusiast.
We recommend looking for a few of these signs they might give you. If your pup gets super-charged energy that's out of the ordinary (especially if you have a relatively lackadaisical pup), that means you probably fed them too much durian fruit and those natural sugars are having their way with their energy levels. If you find that this isn't going to work for you and your pup, we recommend figuring out a correct amount of durian to feed your dog, or avoid feeding it to them altogether. If your pup has eaten durian fruit and it doesn't quite agree with their stomach, look for signs like vomiting, laziness, tiredness, diarrhea, loose or bloody stool, or constipation. It's possible that even if your dog loves the taste of durian, their particular system is simply not set up to handle it. If you think your dog has gotten into the durian and has eaten way too much of it, you might notice some abdominal bloating, cramps, weakness, fatigue, lethargy, vomiting, and other digestive issues.
Yes. Durian is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin A, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, and phosphorus, all of which can help the new mother recover faster (1) (5). They also provide the body with plenty of energy. However, always eat this fruit in moderation.
As I boarded my Delta flight at the Hubert Humphrey terminal this spring heading to my new job as a communications specialist in Thailand, I vowed this time around, I would eat the fruit of the durian, come hell or high water.
Yeah! It feels like HEAVEN when I eat Durian! HAHAH! I really love Durian to the fullest. We have so many like this in Mindanao especially in Davao Region, Philippines.NOTE: Please be reminded that if you eat much of this fruit your BP will raise! You will really feel hot! And in addition, Softdrink is bad combo as well! If you are high-blood patient, just eat 1-3 seeds but not much more. Believe me!
Mr. Mark Hi my name is Brett. I live in California, I absolutely love the durian fruit. I heard You and a friend bought a 10kilo fruit was wondering if I could send You money to buy the fruit and ship it to me if You See one that big again I will check state laws first we do get them fresh here in Cali but not close to that size. Thanks
Can cats eat cantaloupe, and is it okay to offer it regularly Well, you definitely should abstain from offering this fruit too often because of its sugar content, but an occasional slice may be fine for your kitty's tummy.
Grapes are toxic not only for dogs, they are also dangerous to cats, possibly causing kidney failure. While the exact reasons for such reactions are still unknown, withholding from this fruit is a must. If your kitty ate a few grapes, don't hesitate to call a vet immediately.
Fortunately for all mango lovers around, this fruit is safe for cats and dogs. Mango is an excellent source of vitamin C, B6, and A. This combination boosts your cat's immune system and absorbs excessive fats. A decent fiber amount is likely to enhance your kitten's digestion if served moderately.
For humans, nectarines are superb for boosting the immune system. For cats, this fruit can be a nice treat thanks to its high fiber and low sodium content. Take out the pit and slice the fruit before offering it to your kitty. Nectarines are fine as an occasional treat but remember that they contain too much sugar your cat doesn't need.
Papaya is considered a superfood for humans, but can cats eat papaya Sure, but as it often happens with fruits, in moderation. Thanks to its high water content, plenty of vitamins and minerals, papaya can be a good snack for felines. Even though this fruit's health benefits are noticeable, don't feed papaya to your kitty regularly as this fruit is too high in sugar. Before feeding your furkid, remove all the seeds as they may pose a choking hazard.
Don't offer to your cat it every day since regular sugar consumption leads to digestive and metabolic issues. Before sharing this fruit, make sure it's clean of seeds and rind. Overall, this fruit is not your best choice, but sharing it here and there won't harm your cat too much.
The stems and leaves of tomatoes are highly toxic to felines because of solanine they contain. As for the fruit itself, small amounts of ripe tomatoes won't harm your pet's health. A slice of tomato may even be good for digestion as this fruit is high in water and fiber.
Make sure to peel a cucumber and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Start introducing this fruit to your cat's diet slowly, but don't give too much since it's not a regular part of the natural feline's diet.
In awe of the king of fruitsWe were visiting my father, who lives in Hong Kong, and wentshopping for food in a shopping mall in Hang Hau. The mall was atypical Hong Kong mall: all gleaming marble and glass, so clean youcould eat your dinner right off the floor. For some reason we wentdown into the basement, into a corner, and through some big steeldoors.Suddenly we were in a traditional Chinese village market, fullof simple market stalls, tied-up chickens writhing in piles, fishswimming in tanks, crabs flexing their legs in chicken wire baskets,tropical fruits, and a huge crowd of people jostling around. We wentaround staring at things at random until my stepmom announced we wereready to go home.Back in the flat I noticed the garbage had started to smell, butfigured in a damp tropical climate that was probably a regularoccurrence. Anyway, after a while we were ready to eat, and my fatherannounced that we were going to have a \"fruit feast,\" as he calledit. They'd bought a number of different tropical fruit so we could trysome different ones we probably hadn't eaten before.Out came longan, which is kind of bland, and not really thatinteresting. Then there was dragonfruit, which looks really cool, buthas hardly any flavour. Mangosteen looks rather like garlic when youpeel it, and has a kind of sweet spicy lemon sorbet flavour. I reallyliked that one. Then there was a big, green fruit my father called\"Martian's brains\", which I think was really a kind of custard apple.It was intensely sweet, and tasted like candy. Longan, dragonfruit, and durian fleshThen my father got all excited, said \"this is my favourite,\" andfetched a massive fruit armoured with big, hard, sharp spikes. It waswhen he opened it that I realized there was nothing wrong with thegarbage. It was the fruit that was smelling. \"We call it stinkyfruit,\" my father said, with a huge grin.And stink it did. Waves of aroma were washing over us, a smellentirely unlike anything I'd ever experienced before. In time I'vemanaged to analyze a bit of it. One very distinct aroma is that ofrotten onions. Another is something like gasoline or propane. Thenthere's a whole complex of aromas reminiscent of strawberries, vanillaand honey. There's also that garbage smell, an amazing reek ofrottenness and corruption, which doesn't so much remind me of mykitchen garbage back in Norway, but more of a vast pile of garbage andhuman corpses rotting in tropical heat and humidity. Finally, there'sa strong element of something that's totally unique, and can only bedescribed as durian aroma.If you think I'm exaggerating, check the quotes on Wikipedia.Also, consider this news report, of the Trondheim fire departmentchecking out a reported gas leak, before finally tracing it to ... ashop selling durian.That smell really is something.My father took out a knife, made an incision in the base of thefruit, and peeled the skin (or armour) away, revealing five chambersinside. In each of the chambers was something resembling most of all aslimy fatty alien foetus, half decomposed, and sickly yellow-white incolour. I stared at it in fascinated horror and for a momententertained doubts about whether I was really going to put this stuffin my mouth. Opened durianI'm a real enthusiast for new taste experiences, and the moreoutlandish the better, so I gathered my courage and dived in. In themouth it feels most of all like a soft, fatty banana, though the meatgoes stringy towards where it's attached to the seeds. The flavour isstrikingly different from the aroma. It's dominated by the vanilla andhoney aspects, and the aftertaste is slightly bitter and has thatunique durian thing that's also in the aroma.Did I enjoy it Well... I certainly did enjoy the experience oftrying something so utterly insane. The flavour I didn't reallyenjoy. It was just too outlandish and different from anything I'd everhad before, and I was having real difficulties getting over howintensely repulsive the thing looked. Focusing on the flavour has beena recurring problem, because the flesh looks so intimidatinglyrepulsive, while the stench just keeps hammering you.At this point you may well be wondering why anyone would eatsomething like this, but durian is actually the national fruit ofThailand. The city of Kampot, in Cambodia, has even built a temple toit. It is very highly regarded, and quite expensive. Since there aremany different species, and the aroma changes with how ripe the fruitis, many people will go to great lengths to seek out durian withparticular flavours. Here's a great picture of a durian connoiseur inthe middle of that process.So in fact, in East Asia durian is a very big deal. As one writerput it a century ago: \"The natives give it honourable titles, exaltit, and make verses on it.\" In fact, in south-east Asia, durian isgenerally known as the King of Fruits. Alfred Wallace thought theexperience of eating durian worth a journey to East Asia initself. That becomes even more remarkable when you realize he wrotethat in 1856, when the journey took months and involved real danger.Unsurprisingly, given how popular the fruit is, there's a wholerange of products made from durian, like durian pancakes, ice cream,sauces, pastries, milkshake, cappucino etc etc. There's even a dishmade from fermented durian. Imagining what that must smell like isenough to make me feel dizzy.Though, equally unsurprisingly, there are quite a few people whohate the smell of it. Enough so, in fact, that signs saying \"nodurian\" are quite common in buses, hotels and so on. And you can seewhy, because sitting on a hot bus for fourteen hours through ruralIndonesia, bathed in the intense stink of durian, must be enough todrive anyone insane. No durian!When, a few months after coming home, I discovered a Vietnameseshop in Oslo selling durian I couldn't help myself, and bought one. Iserved it at a family gathering, which was an interesting experience.Four of the adults present had eaten it before, five had not. Of theremaining five, none of whom are picky eaters, only three dared tasteit. None liked it. One person was going around in circles, lookingdazed, now and then pointing out new aspects of the aroma that he'dnoticed. My oldest sister was actually downright angry, and told me Ishould go outside and eat it in the shed.Why did I buy it Well, I'd tried it again before leaving HongKong, and still didn't much enjoy it. But it was such a crazy thing Ijust had to give it another go. And now, having tried it a couple moretimes in Norway, I really like it, and sometimes feel a real cravingfor durian.Unfortunately, having a craving for durian is a bit of a problem.For one thing, durian is quite expensive. It costs around 85 kroner (10EUR) per kilo, and a single fruit generally weighs around three kilos.That's a lot of fruit, so I wind up eating durian every day for aweek, while the house stinks so bad I worry what the neighbours willsay, and my wife looks at me as though I'm eating little baby aliens.So today I was really happy, because my wife came back fromThailand with a gift for me: a box of dried durian. Even in dried formthe smell is a crazy riot of aromas, and the flavour is that samefamiliar, if somewhat subdued. But now I can eat a piece here and apiece there without having to gorge every evening, and withoutbothering anyone too much.I should add that the only variety of durian I've tried ismonthong, which has a milder flavour and, as Wikipedia puts it, a\"relatively moderate smell\". If that's relatively moderate I'm curiouswhat \"strong\" would be like. Anyway, monthong is the only kind ofdurian that can be exported without going bad, so if you want to trythe other types you have to go to Thailand or Indonesia. Which,obviously, is something I very much want to do. Dried durianSimilar posts Beer cafes of Leuven The final item on the programme was a visit to the Zythos BeerFestival in Leuven, one of the world's biggest beer festivals 59ce067264