Durian is a pre-historic jungle fruit that grows best in tropical climates like Thailand. It gets its name from its thorny exterior; ‘duri’ means spike in Malaysian. A good durian is sweet and has the texture of smooth, rich custard and the flavor hints at banana, mango, pineapple, and vanilla.
It’s also loaded with minerals and vitamins and is high in protein and ‘good’ fat. Durian is often called the ‘King of Fruits’ because of its many physical and emotional health benefits, and cleansing and detoxification capabilities.
Yet, this amazing fruit is not loved by all; people tend to either love durian or hate it– and nothing in between. The pungent smell of this Asian fruit is described as having the odor of liver, dirty socks, onions and cheese. However, the first smell and even taste sensation will change over time; so, enjoy some today!
The pomegranate is a symbol of righteousness, abundance, fortune, and fertility in many traditions. Inside the inedible husk of this beautiful fruit are individual cells containing seed kernels. Each seed is surrounded by a juice-filled sac, which is pressed out during processing.
The vibrant red juice is a good source of fiber and antioxidant phytonutrients, which reduce the aging process of the body. Pomegranate juice can be extremely sour or pleasantly tart with a degree of sweetness.