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Meet the durian, a tropical fruit you love or hate


The spiky, alien-looking durian is famous for its smell. The scent of this fruit, which can be larger than a football when mature, has earned comparisons to over-ripe onions, potent cheese and gym socks. In Singapore, a country where it is widely available, the durian's smell is strong enough to get it banned from some businesses, commercial buildings and public transport.


Needless to say, not everyone is a fan. Even celebrity foodie Andrew Zimmern, known for trying "bizarre foods" from all around the world, dislikes durian. For some, however, durians are the ideal food.

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