Durian without the smell?


(Anti Everything :@)) :@)) ) #1

Singaporean scientists have identified the gene which gives durian its signature smell. Also interesting that durian is related to the cacao plant, dating back some 65m years.

I have no qualms eating durian but once or twice I made a mistake of putting it in the fridge not sealing it very very good.

Red the rest of the article on BBC:


#2

Smell is important in contributing to the taste of food. Without it, can we still call it durian?


(For the Horde!) #3

I guess Durian smell does not bother me at all. So removing the smell is a minus for me. However, we have constantly selectively breed things out. It is just one step of the many steps we have taken.

I am told this is what original wild durian looks like:

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Conversely, wild tomatoes and cultivated tomatoes are good examples too: