Durians Extraordinary Health Benefits
Eating durian fruit can provide numerous health benefits although in depth knowledge on the full spectrum is still considered limited. Durian has been consumed for centuries across South East Asia however it has only recently gained a more global following. Demand specifically for Musang King has raised Durian’s profile and interest globally with researchers beginning to take notice of its unique properties. For example, in 2017 researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) used state of the art sequencing platforms to map the genome of the Musang King Durian. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Genetics, and revealed that the Durian genome comprises about 46,000 genes, almost double that of humans who have 23,000 genes. Durian fruit is naturally rich in potassium, dietary fibre, iron, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B complex. It has also been found to have high anti-oxidant properties which are believed to provide anti-aging and cancer related benefits.