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Farmers Market - Durians, keep your distance! - Kuala Perlis, Malaysia

Farmers Market - Durians, keep your distance! - Kuala Perlis, Malaysia
The durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. There are 30 recognised Durio species, at least nine of which produce edible fruit. Durio zibethinus is the only species available in the international market: other species are sold in their local regions.

Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits", the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species.

The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia.

The durian, native to Southeast Asia, has been known to the Western world for about 600 years. The nineteenth-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace famously described its flesh as "a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds". The flesh can be consumed at various stages of ripeness, and it is used to flavour a wide variety of savoury and sweet edibles in Southeast Asian cuisines. The seeds can also be eaten when cooked.

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To be honest: distinctive odour is clearly an unterstatement, it simply stinks horribly ;-)

From LutzP

Stormlizard, Lian, Yvonné Lizzy Bruni, Gudrun and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
Eine schöne farbenfrohe Szene -die besten Wünsche für 2015 auch an dieser Stelle!

LG, Erhard
6 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to Erhard Bernstein club
Vielen Dank Erhard, dir auch alles Gute für 2015. LG Lutz

www.ipernity.com/blog/lutzp/809504
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome market shot!
6 years ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Klasse bunte Straßenszene.
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
An outstanding photo viewed in Street Live!
www.ipernity.com/group/343457
6 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thank you William, Cheers Lutz
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
6 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Auf dem Foto stört mich der Geruch nicht, da gefällt mir das Bunte der Strassenszene:-)
6 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to Gudrun club
..: Riech-Web kommt auch noch ;-)
6 years ago.
 Gisela Schlegel
Gisela Schlegel
Ja, ich weiß! Die stinken heftig, aber schmecken sollen sie gut- Ich hab's nicht probiert! Ein schönes Foto!
6 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to Gisela Schlegel
Meine Begeisterung hat sich in engen Grenzen gehalten. Danke und VG, Lutz
6 years ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to LutzP club
Da wird Durian sicher auf der Verbotsliste stehen. Wenn nicht, kontere ich mit lutefisk oder hákarl;-)
6 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to Gudrun club
Also da unten siehst du überall diese Schilder

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Singapore_MRT_Fines.jpg

Und das ist auch gut so. Im Riech-Web kommst du sofort auf die Shit List. Der Gestank ist wirklich unbeschreiblich. Also behalte deine toten Fische ;-)
6 years ago.
 NGC300
NGC300
Nice composition.
6 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to NGC300
Thanks NGC300
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Brings back memories of my time in Malasia (War in the 50's) as a soldier and more recently in Thailand where the fruit was forbidden in most hotels as you say.
They do however taste nice.
4 years ago.
LutzP club
has replied to Stormlizard club
My enthusiasm regarding the taste was rather limited, John. But it is a matter of taste :-)
4 years ago.

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