Knowledge: Musang Durian (Durio)

Durio Extract

Durian grows in tropical regions around the world, particularly in the Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. It is a climacteric seasonal fruit which is mostly available only in certain periods between May and August. It’s nicknamed “the king of fruits”due to the large size and spiky, hard outer shell appearance. Durian has non-edible parts of 70% of mainly from the seeds, rinds, and husks. The smelly, custard-like flesh are vary in flavors, colors, aromas, and textures.

Durian is naturally rich in potassium, dietary fibre, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B complex.

Thus it is excellent for improving muscle strength and blood pressure, bowel movements and skin health. It also supports the nervous and immune systems, and enhances red blood cell formation. Because of their high carbohydrate content, durian can help replenish low energy levels quickly in healthy individuals. The fruit’s high potassium content can also help reduce fatigue and relieve mental stress and anxiety.

BIONUTRICIA Durian Durio Extract BRAND X
Certification Registered with the Ministry of Health, Halal Tested Not registered & certified
Raw Ingredients Durian Durio from Malaysia farm Very little / no raw ingredients; Use non-Durian materials
Process Extracted through R.O. water & Ultra-sonic; Full bio-active ingredients Grinded plant powder; Extracted through ethanol process
Test Rich in fiber and protein Not Tested
Formulation Only Durian Durio which is proven safe and effective Combination of other ingredients (effectiveness & safety is not proven); Added with prohibited drugs
Label Transparent, standardized Durian Durio extract Misleading claim (quantity), incorrect amount of Durian extract, mostly filler ingredients

Malaysia is one of the dominating durian fruit exporter in the world, which exports to countries like China, Singapore and even the United States. The strong smell of durian has caused some restrictions in bringing durian fruit into airports and hotels.
For people who like it, it has been described as sweet smelling. But it has been described as stinky for people who hate it. Durian odor comprises of two major components, i.e. onion-like and the pungent odor produced by sulphuric compounds, as well as the fruity odor produced by alcohols and esters. The special variety in Malaysia is the Musang King (Mao Shan Wang) which has a pungent and bittersweet taste. Musang King is the most sought after and expensive durian variety due to its appealing texture and flavour.

At present, China consumers are unable to buy whole imported durian but only refrigerated pieces of durian. The expansion of international markets of this fruit has contributed to the production of freeze dried or spray dried durian powder. This powder is easy to transport, can last long and the aroma will only be released upon dissolved in water. They can be easily incorporated into food products including cake, cookies, ice-cream, and beverage.

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Control Blood Pressure

In vivo study on effect of durian on blood pressure
Subject Men (n=32)
Duration of the study 24 hours
Dosage 250-500g
  1. Placebo
  2. 250g durian flesh
  3. 500g durian flesh
Parameters analysed Systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Eating durian does not affect blood pressure or heart rate.
Visible Benefits
A modest amount of durian intake did not affect blood pressure and heart rate in healthy individuals.

Lower Cholesterol

In vivo study on effect of durian on cholesterol
Subject Rats (n=36)
Duration of the study 42 days
Dosage 50-100g/portion
  1. Control
  2. Control with cholesterol
  3. Cholesterol with ripe durian
  4. Cholesterol with mature durian
  5. Cholesterol with overripe durian
  6. Cholesterol with young durian
Parameters analysed Plasma lipid, antioxidant activity, liver enzymes and histopathology of the aorta and liver.
Durian is rich in antioxidants and it can protect the liver and heart of individuals with cholesterol.
Visible Benefits
-Quercetin, ascorbic acid an and anthocyanins are more abundant in the ripe fruit. -The significant highest protection of the intimal surface area of aorta was in group supplemented with ripe durian.

Standardized Pure 20:1 Durio Musang Durian Powder Extract

  • Ultrasonic solvent extraction
  • Rich in fiber and protein
  • High in antioxidant
  • For general health purpose
  • Excellent source of energy
  • May reduces risk of cancer
  • May improves bone health
  • Scientifically tested