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Rubystars 11-05-2011 02:50 PM

I tried Durian
 
and I LOVED it!

It tastes like a mix between sweet onions, vanilla pudding, and banana. That might not sound appetizing, but I don't think I've ever had a more delicious fruit. It was sweeter than I thought it was going to be (I was expecting a very strong onion flavor). I had a small portion for 133 calories. :D

VitoVino 11-05-2011 03:53 PM

Hmm. Never heard of it. I'll have to google it. When I first clicked this thread I thought maybe it was some kind of bread flour.

At least it doesn't taste like pickles and ice cream. ;)

Kohsamui 11-05-2011 04:26 PM

My favorite fruit from Thailand, where I spent many years, and Malaysia, fresh durian has a very strong smell, but is really delicious. We can get it here - usually available in our local Chinese supermarket (Super 88 in the metro Boston area). No idea of nutritional values, though...

Rubystars 11-05-2011 04:46 PM

VitoVino now that you mention it, it's possible someone could take that impression away from it. Maybe onions and ice cream though.

Google "Italian family Durian experience!!!!! ", great youtube video there. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kohsamui (Post 61549)
My favorite fruit from Thailand, where I spent many years, and Malaysia, fresh durian has a very strong smell, but is really delicious. We can get it here - usually available in our local Chinese supermarket (Super 88 in the metro Boston area). No idea of nutritional values, though...

It's got some fat like avocado I think and some Iron and Vitamin C.

Do you have any good recipes for it? I have some left. The lady at the Asian grocery store told me to try it in a smoothie.

Kohsamui 11-06-2011 02:24 PM

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories
208.4
Calories from Fat
63.2
Fat
7.6
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0
g
*
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0
g
*
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0
%
Sodium
2.8
mg
0
%
Potassium
618.0
mg
18
%
Carbohydrate
38.4
g
13
%
Dietary Fiber
5.4
g
22
%
Protein
2.1
g
4
%
Alcohol
0.0
g
*
Vitamin A
1
%
Calcium
1
%
Vitamin D
0
%
Thiamin
35
%
Niacin
8
%
Vitamin B6
22
%
Phosphorus
6
%
Selenium
0
%
Vitamin C
47
%
Iron
3
%
Vitamin E
0
%
Riboflavin
17
%
Vitamin B12
0
%
Manganese
23
%
Copper
15
%
Magnesium
11
%
Zinc
3
%
Great source of potassium! We drizzle a little lite coconut milk over the fruit - just have to go easy on the milk - it's pretty calorie rich itself...

VitoVino 11-06-2011 06:34 PM

Durian has 2.97 grams of Potassium per calorie. This ratio is is just below green peas for the ratio between K to calories. :)

Kohsamui 11-07-2011 04:29 AM

Here is a revision: your list is for 200 gram servings, my original numbers were for 5 oz, I think. At 200g or about 7.07 oz, the new numbers are:Amount Per Serving
Calories
294.5
Calories from Fat
89.4
Fat
10.7
g
16
%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0
g
*
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0
g
*
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0
%
Sodium
4.0
mg
0
%
Potassium
873.5
mg
25
%
Carbohydrate
54.3
g
18
%
Dietary Fiber
7.6
g
30
%
Protein

Kohsamui 11-07-2011 04:33 AM

Oh, rats! Numbers changed, but ratio didn't, so your observation stands... (but that durian is so-o-o good...., and it's a heck of a K pop for dessert!)

VitoVino 11-07-2011 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kohsamui (Post 61627)
Oh, rats! Numbers changed, but ratio didn't, so your observation stands... (but that durian is so-o-o good...., and it's a heck of a K pop for dessert!)

I'm going to be sure to try to find one. I love fruit, haven't met one I didn't like. With all the talk about this I can't wait.

I finally tried an Asian Pear a few weeks ago. It was terrific. I find pears boring but this type was very good.

Mangos remain tops on my list.

Rubystars 11-07-2011 04:31 PM

Asian pears really are delicious but I can only get them when they're on sale because they're so darn expensive.


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