Dear Singapore Uncensored,
I came across this image of a woman putting durian’s into a chemical dye to enhanced the appeal and smell of the durian. The image stated that “look good and smell good, eat already get cancer”.
It is unclear whether the dye will affect the safety of consuming the fruit but better be safe than sorry.
Words of advice to prevent buying this kind of durians.
- Always tell the durian seller to open it up and check the white parts of the shell. Is it unnaturally yellow?
- Use a piece of moist tissue and rub against the white parts of the shell and check if the color stains the tissue. (like the picture below).