10 Oct '17, 3pm

Science explains why durian smells so terrible:

Science explains why durian smells so terrible:

Most people who have tried durian —a spikey fruit native to Southeast Asia , with a hard outer shell, and soft yellow meat inside—know it to be a contradiction. It smells like trash that’s been left out in the sun too long, but it tastes divine—both creamy and sweet—nothing like its scent suggests it will taste. Durian’s smell is notoriously pungent (it’s banned on the Singapore’s public transit system) but where doesn’t that smell actually come from? A team of scientist sequenced the fruit’s genome to find out. Earlier this year, a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry identified the different chemical compounds in durian that give it such a distinct scent. In this study, published yesterday in Nature Genetics , researchers were actually able to find the source of the smell in the fruit’s DNA. They were also able to determine that durian is related to co...

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