The chemistry of durian, the stinky king of fruits


What gives the durian fruit its unique and pungent odour?



Durian is known as the king of fruits in Southeast Asia, but it’s also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful odor.

This video explains the unique chemistry behind durian, and catches our co-hosts at PBS Digital Studios reacting to this stinky delicacy as they try it for the first time.

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