Potential Health Benefits of Durian history
(This entry belongs to Entry Collection "Metabolic Disorders and Sport ")

We are currently investigating the health effects of aroma-rich durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.). This is one of the 'smelliest' fruit to some of us but believe it or not this is one of the costliest fruit in the region. Durian production was less in the past few years due to climate change and this is the reason why it is cost so much now.

Durian is high in fat and hence contributes to its 'creamy' texture and taste. It is also high in sugar and potassium. Too much sugar can be detrimental to our health in the long run but the potassium maybe be beneficial depending on your health. Diabetic patients and those with kidney failures need  to limit their durian intake. However, general healthy population can consume durian in moderation as this will contribute to their total calorie intake.

We have found that durian may have some health benefits, thank you to their bioactive compounds.[1][2][3]


  1. Supparmaniam, H.; Hussin, N; and Mhd Jalil, AM; GLYCAEMIC INDEX, PALATABILITY, ACCEPTABILITY AND PERCEIVED SATIETY OF COOKIES PREPARED WITH DURIAN (Durio Zibethinus Murr.) AND β-GLUCAN. Malaysian Applied Biology (MAB) 2019, 48(4), 89-99, .
  2. Nur Atirah A Aziz; Abbe Maleyki Mhd Jalil; Bioactive Compounds, Nutritional Value, and Potential Health Benefits of Indigenous Durian (Durio Zibethinus Murr.): A Review. Foods 2019, 8, 96, 10.3390/foods8030096.
  3. N.A. A Aziz; A.M. Mhd Jalil; S. Roslan; Combined effect of durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.) and β-glucan on glycaemic response and food intake in male rats. Food Research 2020, 4, 2003-2010, 10.26656/fr.2017.4(6).198.
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