15 Oct '17, 10am

The Pungent Smell Of “The King Of Fruits”, Durian, Gets Decoded - https://t.co/lSvDTnKSKm

The Pungent Smell Of “The King Of Fruits”, Durian, Gets Decoded - https://t.co/lSvDTnKSKm

The durian fruit may look harmless, but it harnesses a potent smell. The durian is known to many as the “king of fruits”. That title doesn’t come without some negative context, as it is likewise known for its foul odor. Today, scientists now know why that odor exists in the first place and the purpose it serves. Background The fruits are considered a delicacy in Asia and many other parts of the world. The spiny-shelled morsels are cut open for their creamy, sweet interiors which are pleasant tasting due to their sugary nature. Despite their sweet taste, however, they also carry a pungent smell that repels many. In fact, this odor has caused it to be banned on subways and hotels throughout different cities. What Scientists Discovered Taking the curiosity of the fruit’s odor to heart are a team of five Singaporean cancer scientists. Together, these gentlemen sequenced over 4...

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