durian fruit


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durian fruit

A prickly fruit from Southeast Asia, the cut flesh of which smells a bit like rotten onions or manure. It has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, given that its fruit contains an oestrogen congener.
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The Malaysian Durian fruit variant called 'Musang King' is much sought after by the fruit lovers due to its exquisite taste and aroma.
Stallholders in Coventry said the durian fruit, renowned throughout the world because of its bad smell, was making them feel ill and campaigned to have it removed.
Shoppers can find exotic durian fruit from Thailand sitting next to Ohio-grown apples.
Many of the former orphans were shocked by their first contact with a Third World Asian city - the chaotic, ever-honking traffic; the crowded, shabby housing; the aggressive beggars and persistent street vendors all blanketed by truck fumes and the rotten-socks smell of ripe durian fruit.
The country is investing in its fruit industry, with its most recent breakthrough an odourless durian fruit.
Exotic durian fruits vent their putrid-sweet smell.