|My dessert for lunch :)|
It's September and I am expecting for the season of Durian. Whew! Recently, I have been craving to eat one and finally, cravings satisfied! J
Durian is common in Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
In the Philippines, durian is abundant in Davao City. Just like any other fruit, durian also has its different varieties like Arancillo, Chanee, Puyat, etc. Each variety has its distinctive taste which may or may not soothe a person's taste buds. However, all of it has one thing in common, it's smell. This is the reason why some dislike durian fruit. LOL!
...and did you know durian has health benefits?
- Durian contains high levels of the amino acid tryptophan, known to alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and create feelings of happiness, by raising levels of serotonin in the brain.
- It helps prevent pernicious anemia due to rich in Folate.
- It prevents and relieves constipation due to rich in Fiber.
- Regulates blood sugar due to rich in Manganese.
- Helps maintain healthy bones due to rich in Potassium. It conserves calcium by preventing too much from being excreted in the urine.
- Aids in digestion due to rich in Thiamin.
- Helps maintain a healthy thyroid due to rich in Cooper.
- Helps relieve migraine due to rich in Riboflavin.
- Promotes healthy teeth and gums due to rich in Phosporous.
Nutritive Value of Durian per 100 g
- Vitamin A: 20-30 I.U.
- Ascorbic Acid: 23.9-25.0 mg
- Vitamin E: "high"
- Calcium: 7.6-9.0 mg
- Phosphorus: 37.8-44.0 mg
- Potassium: 436 mg
- Thiamine: 0.24-0.352 mg
- Riboflavin: 0.20 mg
- Niacin0.6: 83-0.70 mg
- Iron: 0.73-1.0 mg
- Sugars(approx.) 12.0 g
- Protein: 2.5-2.8 g
- Fat: 5.33g
- Fiber: 3.8 g
- Total Carbohydrates: 30.4-34.1 g
- Calories: 144