Rabu, 13 Januari 2010
Durian is my favourite fruits. Since I was born, I though my parents always providing us durian during its season. Durian is unique fruit, Unlike most fruits the durian is left to fall from the tree as this is a sign that it is ripe to eat. People in the local villages of South East Asia, where the durian is most common, call it "The King of Fruits," and they will clear the floor under the trees near to harvest time and then camp near them for up to two months just to make sure they get the fruit at its peak. This is a truly exceptional and healing fruit.
Health Benefits of Durian
Traditionally the durian fruit was seen as a powerful aphrodisiac, while women would eat the ashes from burnt durian skins to help them recover after child birth. But concoctions made from the leaves of the durian tree were also used to help reduce swelling and cure skin disease. More recently nutritionists have claimed that the durian fruit can help lower cholesterol and cleanse the blood as well as cure jaundice and alleviate fevers.
Experts even say that you can rid yourself of yeast infections such as thrush through eating the durian fruit. This is because of the durian's high iron content that helps the white blood cells in our body make specific chemicals that kill off the infection.
The durian is also packed with amino acids as well as Vitamins B, C and E and many people are even comparing the sweet custard like centre of the durian fruit to the goji berry for its high levels of anti oxidants. These anti oxidants help slow down the destruction of cells from free radicals such as pollution and smoking; in doing so, they decrease the effects of aging on the skin giving you a younger more refreshed look.
Among the amino acids found inside the durian is tryptophan. Tryptophan is essential for making and maintaining serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin is the hormone in the body that regulates our happiness. People with low serotonin levels tend to have short tempers, are often moody and suffer from depression. This means that not only will eating the durian fruit help keep your body running smoothly but it will also increase your general happiness and wellbeing.
I have one of my family recipe from my Mom, it call Ketan Kinca (Sticky rice with durian sauce).
500 kg gluten rice (sticky rice)
1250 ml coconut milk
1 Pandan leaf
1 Durian fruit (whole)
250 kg palm sugar (if you need more sweet you put more because durian fruits already sweet).
1 tea spoon salt
1. Wash gluten rice and soak it for about one night. Until next morning you half cook it about 5 minutes with 250 ml coconut milk, pandan leaf and salt. Then steam it until well done cooked.
2. In large pan, boil 1 liter coconut milk with palm sugar and pandan leaf. When it boiling pour some durian fruit, if you put more durian fruit- the sauce will more sticky. Then cook it for another 5 minutes until durian fruit mix with coconut sauce. Don't over cook.
3. Serve steamed sticky rice with durian sauce.