Durian is a fruit that many people in the United States don’t know about because it doesn’t grow in the U.S. It is a fruit that is known for smelling very badly. It looks like a porcupine with spikes sticking out of it. It is edible but not many people care to eat it due to the bad smell. One reason for the distinct odor includes being made up of a Sulphur substance. Sulphur is known to smell like rotten eggs.
Another reason is due to the many different chemicals found in the fruit. Some people describe the smell of Durians as vomit and rot. However, people do eat and cook with Durians because a few people think it smells or tastes sweet.
Durian is a fruit that contains forty -four different chemicals that each produce distinctive smells. Some of the different aromas include ethylmethylbutaneate, ethyl cinnamate, roasted onion, caramel, rotten egg, cabbage, skunk, and soup. Durian fruits have both pleasant and not so pleasant smells.
The nicer scents include butanoates, cinnamates, propanoates, and esters which produce fruity smells like the pineapple aroma. The more pungent and offensive aromas have a strong sulfur element. These smells are reminiscent of cooked onions and cabbage. Durian is packed with powerful and aromatic chemicals. Some have even compared the overall aroma of the fruit as being on par with stinky cheese and bad breath.