Benefits of eating durian? It's rich in antioxidants, but it's fattening

Due to its high calorie count, it is advisable to only have two to three durian seeds each time you eat it; however, most Malaysians will happily down far more than that. — Filepic

The late renowned food critic Anthony Bourdain had this to say about durians: “It smelled like you’d buried somebody holding a big wheel of Stilton (cheese) in his arms, then dug him up a few weeks later.”

Despite this visceral description of the durian’s pungent odour, the fact remains that the 'king of fruits' is more popular today than ever, not just domestically, but also internationally.

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