If you can’t get enough of spiky fruits, here is another one for you. I introduce to you: durian. This fruit from Southeast Asia is considered the King of Fruits. The exterior is covered in spikes and it has a disgusting odor that you won’t sure forget.
The name “durian” itself comes from the Malaysian word meaning “spike”. These nations sure don’t kid around when it comes to naming their fruits. Nine fruits from the family are edible, however eight are only sold locally, and the one you might be familiar with is Durio zibethinus.
The smell of the fruit is in the nose of the beholder. While some find the odor to be pleasantly sweet, others would describe the smell as a very unpleasant fragrance.
Smell ya later, durian! And now we all need to take a bath.