The King of Fruits – Durian

 

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The King of Fruits – Durian is a unique tropical fruit that not everyone can accept due to its overpowering odor, however, it is very high in nutrients. Durians grow in tropical regions particularly in Southeast Asian such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

For those who love Durians, they regard durians as a superfruit having a pleasantly sweet fragrance. Despite the smell, it is naturally rich in iron, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and various healthy plant compounds.

Below nutrient profile (sources from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/durian-fruit#nutrition) shows durian one of the most nutritious fruits. One cup (243 grams) of pulp provides (sources from https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/nutrients):

  • Calories: 357
  • Fat: 13 grams
  • Carbs: 66 grams
  • Fiber: 9 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Vitamin C: 80% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Thiamine: 61% of the DV
  • Manganese: 39% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 38% of the DV
  • Potassium: 30% of the DV
  • Riboflavin: 29% of the DV
  • Copper: 25% of the DV
  • Folate: 22% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 18% of the DV
  • Niacin: 13% of the DV

 

It’s also rich in healthy plant compounds, including anthocyanins, carotenoids, polyphenols, and flavonoids. Many of these functions as antioxidants (sources from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25172686/). Durian helps improving muscle strength and skin heath that one small durian which contains 23g of dietary fiber is nearly a daily nutritional requirement.

 

Effects of HAVING excess  Durians

However, it is not encouraged to consume in excess. There are some reported effects of endangering life. (sources from: https://www.thealthbenefitsof.com/9-side-effects-of-eating-durian/)

The article is written that durians cause high cholesterol, diabetes, miscarriage, heart disease, and death in patients with hypertension. The side effects also include characteristically lethal when mixed with alcohol, indigestion until death and the disorder causes the kidneys to death.    

Right planting techniques of durian trees in order to achieve the best quality is essential for farmers. Malaysia is famous with Musang King durian as it is the most sought-after durian among customers, yet farmers were recommended to grow at least three varieties of durians in the same farm. According to Serdang Agriculture Department Horticulture Division assistant director Mohd Auzaie Komarudin, the trees should be at least 10 metres apart, and that the mixed cultivation technique was important to ensure a smooth pollination process and to achieve a better yield by not having to rely on a single type.

ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR DURIANS

Providing sufficient and balanced nutrition for crops is crucial and important, which can help quality and taste of durian fruits. Durian trees take up nutrients year after year from the soil around them. Fertilizers are needed to maintain and sustain the health and productivity of the trees. More nutrients are needed as the trees grow older and bigger. Less vigorous trees require more nutrients to help them recover. The higher the yield in the previous season, the more nutrients are required to improve the trees recover faster for the next season. Durian requires different proportions of nutrients as the tree reaches different developmental stages.

Topland Biofertilizer AgroGrow K-26 (Durian) is the best choice of farmers to attain optimum value of the fruits. It is specially formulated for the requirement of durian trees. The features of Topland Biofertilizer AgroGrow K-26 for Durian are:

Full of essential nutrients for healthy grow

Increase yield and enhance quality

Improve taste of fruits

High utilization of fertilizer

Improve resistance towards disease

Enrich soil fertility and good for environment

Reduce manpower cost

Eco-friendly and pollution-free

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