Durian fusion is a whole fruit puree juice and extract with a creamy almond flavor. Known as the “king of fruits”, it is loaded with phytonutrients, provides energy, is an antioxidant supplement and has a high amount of protein.
A durian is a fruit with a strong smell. Many people do not like the smell, but its flavor is loved by some people.
Durian is rich in dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon.
It also contain good amount of minerals like manganese, copper, iron and magnesium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
Durian is a strong blood cleanser and a powerful aphrodisiac. The roots and leaves of durian are used for preparing traditional medicines for curing fevers and jaundice.
The decoction prepared from leaves and fruits, is helpful for treating swellings and skin diseases.
The rind of durian is burned and the ash is consumed by women after childbirth.
Fresh durian fruit is a very rich source of potassium. Potassium in an important electrolyte of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
Durian also contains vitamin B6. Lack of vitamin B6 in the body may lead to depression. Studies have shown that depressed patients are low in vitamin B6, one of the nutrients essential in producing serotonin, a neurotransmitter chemical that affects mood
100 gm of durian contains:
Carbohydrate: 32.4 g
Fiber: 3.8 g
Fat: 5.33 g
Protein: 2.6 g
Sugars: 12.0 g
Iron: 1.0 mg
Potassium: 436 mg
Calcium: 8.0 mg
The fruit is an excellent source of many health benefiting B-complex groups of vitamins; a rare feature among fruits, such as niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). The high iron content of this fruit helps in restoring the health of sick humans and animals. It also contain good amount of minerals like manganese, copper, iron and magnesium.
Health tips for Durian
The juice of the durian leaves is applied to the head on patients with fever. Boiling the leaves and roots in water (decoction) is also taken to lower the fever.
Eating durian is good for the heath. It is a good source of energy (high calorie), carbohydrates, dietary fiber and protein. The durian fruit has no cholesterol.
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