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Fruit of the tree Durio zibethinus, grown in Malaysia and Indonesia. Each fruit weighs 2–3 kg and has a soft, cream-coloured pulp, with a smell considered disgusting by the uninitiated. A more or less odourless variety has been developed in Thailand by cross-breeding; it remains to be seen whether it will be acceptable to consumers. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C; a good source of vitamin B1; a source of vitamin B2; supplies 125 kcal (500 kJ).

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