27 Aug '15, 1pm

Durians pack a nutritional punch, but they are fattening: It’s durian season, and that means an abundance o...

Is durian a good source of nutrients? The straight answer: yes The facts: it’s durian season, and that means an abundance of the spiky green fruit with the thick and creamy, custard-like flesh. Some people can stop at just one or two seeds, but for diehard durian fans, there is no such thing as enough when it comes to the “king of fruits”. Unfortunately, durian is an energy-dense fruit, so if you are watching your weight, are diabetic, or simply health-conscious, you may want to avoid going overboard. Sheena Smith, naturopath and clinical nutritionist with Integrated Medicine Institute says diabetics should not eat durian too often because the fruit can lead to a spike in blood sugar levels and complicate health issues. “A moderate number would be two seeds a day, tops,” she says. “Of course, durians are addictive, so if you find it hard to limit the amount you eat, then y...

Full article: http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/article/18530...

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