[NAFEX] [SPAM detected Spam-Test: True ; 3.0 / 3.0] Re: King of fruits? Cross cultural dislikes - High price of durian
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
parmarch_mnd at dataone.in
Mon Sep 21 02:05:55 EDT 2009
However, I was not able to understand one thing about durian. Why it sells
at relatively much higher price than the other better tasting and pleasant
floured local fruits even in Thailand and Indonesia.
A few years back, I saw durian being sold in Kerala in South India. It was
priced 100 rupees a kilo which is a VERY high price for a fruit in India.
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Mandi HP India
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Almarode" <lisaalmarode at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] King of fruits? Cross cultural dislikes
Even in Asia, there are mixed feelings about Durian - I lived in Malaysia
for a while and they don't all agree about it! I tried it only once, the
flavor isn't strong or bad once you get past the smell but I think you have
to learn to get past the smell, and why bother when there were so many other
amazing fruits available...
Perhaps compare it to Limberger and Lutefisk?
Lisa in Oregon
> The best thing about durian, in my humble opinion, is
> quickly it spells out the cultural differences between
> the American taste buds
> & Asian cultures. I've had a number of
> Asian friends over the years
> who do think durian is the king of fruits. It would
> be interesting to
> discover what flavors from North America make them retch.
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