18 Aug '17, 7pm

So that's why it smells so pungent.

Luckily, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is here to help us understand the science behind this pungent produce. Their latest video to the ACS's YouTube channel, Reactions , breaks down why durian has such a strong and unpleasant odor. This includes talking about the specific chemicals responsible for the fruit's overall aroma profile. Additionally, the ACS talks about why durian's stench is so strong and persistent, especially for humans. There's also a discussion as to why some people can tolerate the smell more than others.

Full article: https://www.foodbeast.com/news/durian-stench-science/

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