Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Durian Fruit is one of my favorite most people don't like it because of the smell, but i can say that you must not choose your food base on the smell or the look. they say that don't judge the book based on its cover, it applies in food too, i made some research of how we can have the nutritional and medical benefit in this fruit.
Durian fruit contains a high amount of sugar, vitamin C, potassium, and the serotonergic amino acid tryptophan, and is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It is recommended as a good source of raw fats by several raw food advocates, while others classify it as a high-glycemic or high-fat food, recommending to minimise its consumption. The rich estrogens of the durian may increase fertility.
In Malaysia, a decoction of the leaves and roots used to be prescribed as an antipyretic. The leaf juice is applied on the head of a fever patient.The most complete description of the medicinal use of the durian as remedies for fevers is a Malay prescription, collected by Burkill and Haniff in 1930. It instructs the reader to boil the roots of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis with the roots of Durio zibethinus, Nephelium longan, Nephelium mutabile and Artocarpus integrifolia, and drink the decoction or use it as a poultice.
In the 1920s, Durian Fruit Products, Inc., of New York City launched a product called "Dur-India" as a health food supplement, selling at US$9 for a dozen bottles, each containing 63 tablets. The tablets allegedly contained durian and a species of the genus Allium from India and vitamin E. The company promoted the supplement saying that it provides "more concentrated healthful energy in food form than any other product the world affords".
My mother is a member of a religious Organization which called Handmaids of the Lord, She is one of the Unit head in the Org. The organization has this project once a month that they will clean every barangay in our city, they clean the seashore of our barangay, they got many garbage because we live near the port area where maybe the passengers of the ship throw their garbage in the sea.. its depressing that there are still many people who don't have any care for the effect of those garbage to our mother earth. my mom and the other member are having so much fun while doing this project.