Durian is the world’s most controversial fruit. Some treasure it like a mother loves her children, others find it so offensive they get angry at even the slightest thought.
But before we get into the reasons why durian makes some people rage with anger and others filled with ecstasy, let’s first go over what a durian really is.
Durian, colloquially known as the King of Fruit, is one of the most prized delicacies in Southeast Asia. Thailand grows and exports the largest quantity of durian, but residents of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and parts of the Philippines are equally passionate about this divisive fruit.