16 Nov '17, 7am

New preservation tech will help make #durian cheaper in future - Agriculture Minister

New preservation tech will help make #durian cheaper in future - Agriculture Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can look forward to cheaper durian prices soon, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said Malaysia now has the technology to preserve durian to ensure longer shelf life which in turn will contribute to cheaper prices. “Using deep freeze and collagen, durian can last up to year. “Already, the durian season is coming and the price of Musang King had dropped to between RM50 and RM40 per kilogram recently,” he said in reply to a question from Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (Pas-Rantau Panjang) who asked if Malaysia is capable of producing durian all year long. Ahmad Shabery said the longer shelf life of durian meant that the seasonal supply of durian will be less of a factor that cause durian prices to spike. Durian can be kept at room temperature between three and six days after being ha...

Full article: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/303963/new-pre...

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