Durian is a tropical fruit that is loved by many people. In addition to its delicious taste, this fruit originating from Southeast Asia also contains many nutrients and nutrients that are good for the health of the body, so it is not surprising that durian fruit is a favorite fruit for many people.
Well, behind the delicious taste and pungent aroma, durian fruit has some interesting facts to listen to. Curious what the facts are? Come on, just take a look at the following review!
1. People in Southeast Asia call it the 'king of fruit'
Compared to other fruits, the size of this durian is large, you know, guys. Even the weight of the durian fruit if weighed can reach 7 pounds.
Besides being large and quite heavy, durian fruit also has a strong enough aroma so that people who don't like it will feel dizzy and also nauseous.
People in Southeast Asia refer to durian as the 'king of fruit' because of the peculiarity of the durian fruit.
2. The content of nutrients, nutrients, and antioxidants is higher than other fruits
Not only does it taste delicious and sweet, durian also has a lot of nutrients, nutrients, and antioxidants that are quite high, you know guys. In fact, the nutritional, nutritional, and antioxidant content of durian is higher than other fruits.
Durian fruit is rich in dietary fiber, iron, potassium, and vitamin C, so it is able to nourish the skin, lower blood pressure, increase muscle strength, launch bowel movements, and is also able to increase the formation of red blood cells.
In addition, the high antioxidant content in durian can improve brain and skin health, significantly reduce DNA and cell mutations, and can protect heart health.
3. Can keep the body warm and reduce fatigue
Well, here is one of the most interesting facts about durian fruit, which is that it can provide warmth to the body and reduce fatigue. The sulfide content in durian fruit is believed to have a heat effect in the human body after consumption so that it can provide warmth to the body, especially when the air temperature is cold.
The high mineral content in durian, namely potassium, can reduce fatigue.
In addition, the high carbohydrate content in durian (about 100 grams of durian is able to offer 21% of daily carbohydrate needs) is able to fill low energy quickly.
4. Durian can treat insomnia
Not only can it keep the body warm and reduce fatigue, it turns out that durian is also able to treat insomnia.
The high tryptophan content in durian when it has entered the body will be converted by the brain into the hormone serotonin so that it can create feelings of happiness and relaxation. The hormone serotonin along with melatonin will fill the blood so that it creates a feeling of tiredness and makes a person easy to fall asleep.
5. The pungent smell makes durians rejected in various public transportations
Although it has a delicious taste and highly nutritious, durian has one weakness that makes it disliked by many people, namely its pungent smell. For some people who are not used to the pungent smell of durian, they will feel nauseous and dizzy.
Therefore, durian is rejected by various kinds of public transportation such as planes, trains, and other transportation because it is feared that it will make passengers uncomfortable with the smell.
In fact, many public transportation in Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand reject the existence of durian.
6. The largest durian producer in the world is Thailand
Durian comes from Southeast Asia, but the country of origin is still a matter of debate today. Even so, durian is believed to have come from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei.
But apparently, these countries are only able to produce durian on a small scale, especially for domestic consumption. Thailand is the largest durian-producing country in the world and is capable of producing commercial durians of about 900,000 to 950,000 tons.
Thailand exports durian to various countries in the world such as Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, America, Canada, and countries on the European continent.
7. Diabetics and hypotension (low blood pressure) should limit durian consumption
Although durian contains many nutrients, nutrients, and antioxidants that are good for health, people with certain diseases such as diabetes and hypotension (low blood pressure) should limit their consumption of durian. Eating too much durian fruit can cause a decrease in blood sugar levels to a lower level and increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
Hypoglycemia is a condition in which blood sugar levels drop below normal levels, causing symptoms such as excessive sweating, fatigue, excessive hunger, palpitations, blurred vision, and other symptoms of hypoglycemia.
In addition, people with low blood pressure (hypotension) should also limit the consumption of durian, even though durian can control blood pressure. Because durian contains potassium and consuming too much food containing potassium can lower blood pressure to the lowest level so that it can worsen the condition of hypotension.
Hypotension is a condition in which blood pressure drops below normal levels, causing symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, blurred vision, and other symptoms of hypotension.
We recommend that people with diabetes and hypotension who want to consume durian should consult a doctor first to prevent unwanted health conditions.
Well, that's a review of 7 interesting facts about durian, the king of fruits from Southeast Asia. May be useful!