What is Durian?

  • What is Durian?


What is a durian?The name durian comes from the Malay word duri (which mean thorn). Add the suffix -an and you have a noun in Malay.The word durian usually refers to the fruit but it can also mean the durian pulp or flesh (technically called arils) that we eat, and also to the tree.The durian fruit has a thick fibrous husk, covered by sharp spines or thorns. The flesh or pulp is creamy, white, yellow or golden yellow which is strongly flavored and sharply aromatic.