In the Philippines, durian grows only in Mindanao while in the rest of the country the trees are few and far between. It is also an important crop in Vietnam and Burma (Myanmar). The fruit is famous (or infamous) for its odor. Most people say that durian stinks, that it has a repugnant aroma.
Is there durian in Luzon?
It means that durian can be grown in Luzon. Judging from personal observation in supermarkets in Metro Manila, durian prices are much too high for ordinary consumers to afford. For instance, one fruit estimated to be about four kilos, had a price tag of P800 in a supermarket along Ortigas Extension in Pasig City.
Is it okay to eat durian everyday?
Even though it’s not recommended to eat durians every day (it’s not practical and budget friendly too), but one average sized (1kg) durian is about 1,350 calories! Good for those who are gunning to achieve their 2,000 daily calorie intake.
Can durian make you fat?
Durian can cause weight gain
With an average 1 kg sized durian having close to 1,350 calories, eating one durian can rack up as much as 68 per cent per cent of the daily 2,000 calories recommended for an average adult! One seed durian (about 40 g) has 54 calories.
Where is the origin of durian tart in the Philippines?
According to Philippine legend, the durian wasn’t always so ugly and smelly. It’s said that the spiked fruit originated in Calinan, Mindanao, back when its islands were still ruled by kings.