King of Fruits: DURIAN

A fruit that is controversial and exotic in many parts of Southeast Asia, Durian is known as the king of fruits due to its long list of health benefits and its unique smell and flavor.  Some people find the smell of this fruit offensive and yet some, pleasant.  It’s either you love it or hate it.  It is an acquired taste.  Below are lists of benefits that we get from this amazing unique fruit.

For your information, eating durian does not increase your harmful cholesterol level.  This king of fruits, in fact, contains good monounsaturated fats that lower harmful cholesterol levels instead and help manage high blood pressure.

Benefits of Durian:

  • Boosts immune System
  • Prevents cancer
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens bones
  • Reduces signs of anemia
  • Cures insomnia
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Protects against cardiovascular diseases
  • Helps diabetes management
  • Reduces inflammation of the joints
  • Helps thyroid health
  • Reduces headaches
  • Lowers symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress

The amazing mineral and vitamin content of Durian

Serving size of 100g:

Nutrient

Water [g]

Value

64.99

Energy [kcal] 147
Protein [g] 1.47
Total lipid (fat) [g] 5.33
Carbohydrate, by difference [g] 27.09
Fiber, total dietary [g] 3.8
Calcium, Ca [mg] 6
Iron, Fe [mg] 0.43
Magnesium, Mg [mg] 30
Phosphorus, P [mg] 39
Potassium, K [mg] 436
Sodium, Na [mg] 2
Zinc, Zn [mg] 0.28
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid [mg] 19.7
Thiamin [mg] 0.37
Riboflavin [mg] 0.2
Niacin [mg] 1.07
Vitamin B-6 [mg] 0.32
Vitamin B-12 [µg] 0
Vitamin A, RAE [µg] 2
Vitamin A, IU [IU] 44
Fatty acids, total trans [g] 0
Cholesterol [mg] 0
 

Sources include : USDA

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