Are you trouble to pick the best durian fruit? If you have an experience eating a durian that is too watery or unripe or sour, sometimes it was one of the most terrible incidents of your life. Because all durian lovers have a mad desire to eat durians. Actually, it is not a fruit. It is more than it. So, your poor choice may lead to breaking your whole heart. I will bet!
However, it will be no more trouble if you know the right way to pick the best durian correctly. That’s why you should read this article. So let’s begin!
Step 1: Shake the durian fruit and listen well
Here, you can take a durian and hold it with both your hands. Then bring the fruit near to your ear and shake it gently.
It is ideal for picking you if you hear a clear and crisp yet a little squishy sound. This sound is made durian because the flesh is soft, not watery.
However, can you identify overripe or unripe durians by shaking and listening to the sound? Yes, why not. If there is a hard and loud or hollow sound, it is not a good durian. It means this durian is not ripe, and the flesh of the durian can be dry, unripe, or the fruit’s seeds are too large.
However, sometimes when shaking, you may find that there is no noise. This type of durian fruit may be unripe or overripe. The main reason is overripe durian may have waterlogged flesh. This type of fruit is heavy or is no longer fresh.
So, if you have a sharp sense of hearing, it is not a challenge to pick the best durian.
Step 2: Feel the smell of the durian
Generally, you cannot hide the smell of the durian. If you have a durian, all people around you may know it due to its strong smell.
But many people do not know the many things that can be explored from its smell. Most people tend to feel the aroma of durian by sniffing the husk of the fruit. But this is not right, and it is very hard. Because the base of the husk is a very thicker part of the durian fruit. Therefore, do not tend to make a conclusion by doing this.
So how do we sniff the aroma of the durian?
You can smell the aroma along the split lines of the durian fruit in the center, where the spikes run parallel. If you do not feel any aroma from the fruit, or the aroma is still very faint, we can conclude that this durian is not ripe yet.
On the other hand, sometimes you can find overripe durians too. It is easy to find them by their very strong or overpowering aroma.
So, in general, ideal or the best durian fruits have a fair aroma, neither too strong nor too faint smell. Through the experiences over time, you can recognize the smell of the best durian easily.
Step 3: Check out the shape
In general, durian fruits are irregular, oval, or slightly elongated in shape. Even though some people hate these imperfect-looking shaped durians, based on my experiences, they are usually more aromatic and creamier.
But if well round-shaped durians look nice and have a large number of chambers in them, these durian fruits tend to taste blender. So, as an intelligent consumer, I think you will go with quality than quantity. Isn’t it?
Step 4: Investigate the stalk
Almost all the people easily neglect this part of any fruit, including durian. But stalk is the most vital part of taking a closer look at the durian fruit.
If your picked durian fruit has a thicker stalk, it is derived that the fruit received a lot of nutrients from the durian tree. Because of that, here we can conclude that this type of durian fruit has fleshier and better pulp. It means that the durian is good.
In addition to the thickness of the stalk, you should consider the color of the stalk too. Generally, if you have an older durian fruit, it should have a darker stem. However, some durian fruits have light brown stems. These fruits can be recognized as freshly dropped durian fruits.
Some durian sellers try to sell durians without their stalks; can you guess their purpose? Simply they are cheaters because almost all sellers who try to sell durians without their stalks intend to pass off poor quality durians that are less fresh. Because of that, do not tend to pick durians that do not come with their stalk.
Step 5: Check out the spikes
Here, you should check the spikes or thorns of the fruit. Because it will tell the ripeness of the fruit.
If spikes of durians are bright green in color, it indicates this durian is unripe. On the other hand, overripe durian fruits have dry brown spikes.
So how do you pick the best durian by checking its spikes?
The perfect or ripe durian comes with brown spikes. Generally, picking a good durian fruit is not a simple task. But if you utilize your five senses properly, it will not be difficult anymore. However, if you go through all these tips, surely you can buy a good durian fruit!