Durian, a fruit which grows from the tree genus “Durio”, is called by this name due to its spiky skin. This fruit is known as the King of Fruits and is also identified by its strong, distinct smell. In fact, it’s public consumption has been banned in several countries including China, Singapore, Japan and Thailand.
Only a few species of Durian grow today. It is native to Malaysia and Indonesia, although it can be found across South Asia today.
The interior, edible parts of the durian is creamy and delicate. This is covered by a large green thorny husk. This fruit contains neither cholesterol nor fatty acids. It’s edible pulp is used for ice creams, smoothies and other desserts.