Durian nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Durian Glycemic index (GI)
Durian is an exotic, seasonal fruit native to South East Asia.
According to the study of “Glycemic index of common Malaysian fruits,” the glycemic index of durian is 49±5, showing that durian has the lowest GI among the other common fruits: pineapple, watermelon, and papaya. This may be due to the high fiber and fat content found in durian (1).
Durian falls under the category of low glycemic index foods.
There’s no need to worry about the high concentration of fat in durian since it is primarily monounsaturated fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.
One research has found durian to possess anti-hyperglycemic, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-proliferative, and probiotic effects in animals (2).
Another study has shown that durian shells can potentially be used as anti-inflammatory agents for medicinal use (3).
However, overall, there is not enough evidence to support the pharmacology of durian in humans and its beneficial effect on human health because most of the experiments were conducted in vitro or in vivo in animals (4).
Important nutritional characteristics for Durian
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Fiber content ratio for Durian
All nutrients for Durian per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||29%||23.29g||2.3 times less than Chocolate|
|Protein||4%||82%||1.47g||1.9 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||8%||49%||5.33g||6.2 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||9%||28%||27.09g||Equal to Rice|
|Calories||7%||60%||147kcal||3.1 times more than Orange|
|Fiber||15%||22%||3.8g||1.6 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||1%||88%||6mg||20.8 times less than Milk|
|Iron||5%||79%||0.43mg||6 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||7%||33%||30mg||4.7 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||6%||81%||39mg||4.7 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||13%||15%||436mg||3 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||96%||2mg||245 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||3%||80%||0.28mg||22.5 times less than Beef|
|Copper||23%||31%||0.21mg||1.5 times more than Shiitake|
|Vitamin A||1%||50%||44IU||379.7 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin C||22%||19%||19.7mg||2.7 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||31%||23%||0.37mg||1.4 times more than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||15%||46%||0.2mg||1.5 times more than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||7%||68%||1.07mg||8.9 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||5%||79%||0.23mg||4.9 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||24%||38%||0.32mg||2.7 times more than Oat|
|Folate||9%||39%||36µg||1.7 times less than Brussels sprout|
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Durian nutrition infographic
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.