Durian is one of the “king food” in Indonesia. It tastes so delicious and not in any place can be easily found. No wonder if not in the region where the durian grows, the selling price is very expensive. However, the taste is very sweet and the stinging smell is often disliked by people in other countries such as Europe and the United States.
Well, durian fruit has its own myth. Most often, eating durian is associated with increased cholesterol and contains alcohol. This assumption is not separated from the event “drunk on durian” when someone consumes it excessively.
Actually how accurate are these myths? Quoted from Bobonesia page, here are some myths =
Durian increases cholesterol in the blood.
There is no scientific reference that eating durian can raise cholesterol levels. In fact, until now, has not found fruits that trigger the formation of cholesterol. Need to be understood, approximately 80 cholesterol in the body actually created by the body itself. While the rest is a supply from animal fat. So that assumption is a myth.
Durian contains alcohol and intoxicating.
This assumption is also just a myth. Fruits can cause alcohol if there is fermentation of sugar or carbohydrates. Fresh fruits contain no alcohol, including on durian.
Durian has more fat content.
Durian is rich in various nutrients. For example, there are vitamin B, vitamin C, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, omega 3, and omega 6. In durian, there is also an antioxidant to fight free radicals. Interestingly, eating durian can supply energy for the body because it contains sugars that are easily digested.