Contrary to popular belief, you will not have a big spike in your cholesterol level after eating a durian. Here are some fun facts about the King of fruits – Durian.
1. 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.
2. Durian is Rich in Nutrients
The fruit is naturally rich in potassium, dietary fibre, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B complex. The king of fruits is thus excellent for improving muscle strength and blood pressure, bowel movements and skin health. It also supports the nervous and immune systems, and enhances red blood cell formation.
3. Diabetic must Limit their durian intake
If you have diabetes and must count your carbs, you cannot feast on durians because of the fruit’s high sugar content. Durians contain simple sugars sucrose, fructose and glucose.
4. Durian is an Instant Energiser
Because of their high carbohydrate content, durians can help replenish low energy levels quickly (in healthy individuals). The fruit’s high potassium content can also help reduce fatigue and relieve mental stress and anxiety.
*with reference from Health Buddy