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    262G, 1st lane,
    Shanthipura,Thalawathugoda,
    Sri Lanka.

    Telephone :
    +94 11 2776271

    Fax:
    +94 11 2776271

    SL Office Email:
    info@handsexpolanka.com

     

    What is Durian?

             Revered in Southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian or Duria zibethinus is distinctive for its large size, unique odour and formidable thorn-covered husk. It can grow up to 30 cm long and 15 cm in diameter and typically weighs 1 to 3 kg. Its shape ranges from oblong to round, and the colour of its husk green to brown. Inside there are 5 compartments containing creamy-white or yellowish flesh, and about 7 chestnut like seeds, 2-6 cm long with glossy, red-brown seed coats. In Sri Lanka, durian generally blooms in March/April and mature in July/August.

             Believed to have aphrodisiac properties durian contains a high amount of sugar, vitamin B and C, Potassium, amino acids and is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We at U & H Lankafood Exports ensure the highest quality standards throughout the entire export process so that the nutrients of the durian remain intact.

             The durian flesh -mostly eaten fresh, is best after being well-chilled. The durian fruit is used to flavour a wide variety of sweet edibles such as candy, ice cream, biscuits, milkshakes and cappuccino. Durian flesh is canned in syrup for export. It is also dried for local use as well as export. The durian seeds are eaten after boiling, drying, frying or roasting.