Kelly Hensel

Kelly Hensel

NTU researchersOften described as sweet and custard-like, the pungent durian fruit (Durio Zibethinus Murr) is popular in Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. “We consume 12 million durian in Singapore every year,” says Professor William Chen, director of Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Food Science and Technology Program. The fruit’s hard, thorny husks make up 65%–70% of the entire weight of the fruit and are usually thrown out—contributing to environmental waste. Ce…

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Kelly Hensel is deputy managing editor, print & digital, of Food Technology magazine ([email protected]).
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