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How do you know if your durian is fresh or frozen?

Science lesson ahead... 🤣

I recently learnt this from our Aussie durian farmer Han Shiong. I reckon it’s a good trick to learn, as I’ve started seeing people sell frozen durians defrosted and sold as fresh! 😓

Please don’t get cheated. I know durians are a premium, because I sell them. Life is too short to be cheated with cheap, mushy

Fresh vs Frozen durian seeds

The standout for identifying fresh durians is through the seed. When you cut open a fresh durian seed, you should be able to see the white endosperm in a solid texture.

A previously frozen durian pulp would contain a jelly-like, translucent endosperm. Even if you didn’t cut one open, you can squeeze a defrosted durian seed and feel like it’s squishy. Whilst a fresh seed, uncut, should feel hard and “full”.

In the case of a fresh Musang King, their flat aborted seed cut open would typically reveal an empty shell. Meaning, there’s no endosperm - no food for the embryo. However, the layer that you can see in a cross section of a frozen defrosted seed would start to look transluscent, or even darken.

This is why frozen seeds, and the signature aborted Musang King seeds will not germinate (read: grow into a plant).



PART 1 How to Identify Fresh vs Frozen Durian -

PART 2 How to Identify Fresh cs Frozen Durian -

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