[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
> how
>   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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