CRISPY FRUIT CHIPS
Durian is often called “the king of fruits” and is beloved by many in SE Asia for its unique taste even in spite of its high price tag.
Durian grows only in humid- tropical areas and
Thailand is currently the largest durian producer in the world.
Though there are many different varieties of durian, the most
popular ones in Thailand are Morn Thong (Golden Pillow),
Chanee (Gibbon), Kan Yao (Long Stem) and Kradum Thong
For our durian chips, Fruitival carefully selects and uses
only the best Morn Thong durian from Chantaburi, the
province acknowledged for producing the most and best
durian in Thailand and possibly the world.
Why Morn Thong?
Morn Thong is considered the best of all durian varieties,
but it is also ideal for making Fruitval chips because of the
larger size of the fleshy inner fruit and its sweet taste which
is free of bitterness when preserved.
Fruitival seeks only the highest quality durian and this means
the durian tree and fruit must be carefully nurtured for more
than six months by skilled fruit farmers if the tree is to
provide an abundance of high quality durian. Durian fruit
selected for Fruitival chips is mature but not totally ripe
so that after frying and baking it still tastes fresh and has
a pleasant aroma. The cooking oil used in the process is
frequently replaced to make sure that the durian snack is
safe from harmful chemicals or any hint of rancid smell.
This state of the art production process also produces
Fruitival durian chips which can remain crispy for a year
without any loss of freshness.
Durian provides high energy and nutrition benefits. Durian
contains high amounts of carbohydrates, protein, fat and
minerals such as potassium and calcium. Yet the fat that
durian contains is generally not considered harmful.
Indeed, Morn Thong durian is believed to be able to help
reduce fat and cholesterol levels because of the polyphenols
and fibers that it also contains. Durian, especially Morn
Thong, also has antioxidant agents meaning that, if
consumed in appropriate quantities, durian can also help
prevent many diseases such as heart disease and cancer.