Born in the South East Asia helped me to acquire the taste for durians, that many people are yet to acquire. It is truly is the king of fruits, with the taste to match. I grew up eating durians as it was quite cheap in season where I was born. Even, my late grandmother from my mother side had a durian farm. We ate durians after main meal as desert. It is considered a heaty food, meaning that it tends to heat up your body and hence consumption needs to be moderated in order to not getting sick. One way to counteract is via drinking salt water through its skin/rind. That's the effective way to reduce/eliminate the effect of the eating durians.