[NAFEX] MANGOSTEEN: The Forbidden Fruit
rwspal at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 24 11:57:12 EST 2004
On Mar 23, 2004, at 12:36 PM, Mark Lee wrote:
> Randall wrote...
> "When I was living in Malaysia, we would eat mangosteens to cool down
> after eating durians."
> What do you mean "cool down". I have eaten a few nibbles of durian and
> have never experienced any heating-up. The amount I have eaten was not
> much, so maybe it is dose-related.
If one eats a substantial amount (half or so) of a durian, which is
about the size of a football, assuming that you can actually do that,
there is often an experience of sweating, flushness of the skin, things
like that. It is not an extreme sensation. I've been told that durians
have a lot of sulphur compounds in them that contribute to the dilation
of capillaries and other effects that tend to make the body feel warm.
Mangosteens, and I'm sure other fruit would do the same thing, tend to
counter the durian effect.
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