Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Why Does Durian have Strong and Funny Smell?

The durian, called king of fruits, has a strong oder - so strong that the smell passes through the fruits husk. those who do not like the smell of durian found that this fruit has different types of smell, depending on its species. example, red durian (Durio dulcis) has a turpentine odor. Red-fleshed durian (Durio graveolens) smells like roasted almonds.

Three researches about the aroma of durian found a mixture of chemicals, such as esters, ketones, and sulfur, which could be the reason for the fruits distinct smell. however, more studies are still needed to find out which particular chemicals are really responsible for the durian smell.

Durian Facts :

*** durian flowers are closed during the day.
*** the fruits strong odor can be smelled by animals half a mile away.
*** a durian fruit grows up to 30 centimeters long and 15 centimeters wide. if weighs about 1 to 3 kilogram.

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