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The benefits of durian or king fruit

 Dubbed the "King of Fruits", here are the various benefits of durian

 For most Indonesians, durian is a heavenly fruit that provides high enjoyment. So do not be surprised, if this popular fruit in Southeast Asia is also dubbed the "king of fruit". However, this fruit has a strong aroma due to the content of 44 active aromatic compounds in it. The aroma is too strong which makes some people avoid this fruit. This prickly fruit is also banned by hotels and airlines because of its aroma. The good news, durian also has many nutrients that are good for health.

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Durian ( king fruit ) nutrition

 Durian is a fruit that is nutritious and rich in fiber, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C. This fruit with spiny skin is also rich in anthocyanin compounds, carotenoids, polyphenols, and flavonoids that function as antioxidants. In one cup or about 234 grams of durian, usually contains the following nutrients: Calories: 357 Fat: 13 grams Carbohydrates: 66 grams Fiber: 9 grams Protein: 4 grams Vitamin C: 80% percent of the daily value of Thiamine: 61% of the daily value of Manganese: 39% of the daily value of Vitamin B6: 38% of the daily value of Potassium: 30 percent of the daily value of Riboflavin: 29 percent of the daily value of Copper: 25 percent of the daily value of Folate: 22 percent of the daily value of Magnesium: 18 percent of the daily value of Niacin: 13 percent of the daily value.

Benefits of durian ( king fruit )

In Malaysia, durian leaves, bark, roots, and fruit have been used in traditional medicine for various ailments, such as high fever, jaundice, and skin conditions. Durian is also scientifically proven to have the following benefits: 1. Reducing the risk of cancer Antioxidants in durian can neutralize free radicals that trigger cancer. Research examining durian extracts has also proven that this pungent fruit can prevent the spread of breast cancer cells. 2. Prevent heart disease Several compounds in durian can help reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. 3. Fighting infections Durian skin contains compounds that have antibacterial and anti-yeast properties which are triggers for infection.

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Negative effects of durian ( king fruit )

However, durian also contains alcohol which has a similar effect to liquor. Experts believe the sulfur compounds in durian can prevent certain enzymes from breaking down alcohol and causing an increase in blood alcohol levels. That is why, consuming too much durian makes us feel nauseous, vomiting, and heart palpitations. In addition, also avoid consuming durian along with alcohol so as not to cause serious health problems.


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