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WX-78, when examining a Durian.

A Durian is a rare fruit food item. It can be cooked on a fire into an Extra Smelly Durian, and also used as an ingredient in Crock Pot recipes. Durians can be farmed from Farm Plots. Regular Seeds have a 5% chance of growing Durians. Durian Seeds can be gained by feeding a Durian to Birds in a Birdcage, which can produce 1–2 Durian Seeds as well as a 50% chance to get normal Seeds.

Like Monster Meat, raw Durian damages health and sanity, and also affects Crock Pot recipes. It can be used as a fruit/any filler in Crock Pot recipe with no toxic effects, but using more than 1 Durian in a Crock Pot recipe could result in Monster Lasagna unless the recipe contains Twigs or has higher priority.

Webber will still take the health and sanity penalties from eating Durians.

Extra Smelly Durian[]

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Wigfrid, when examining an Extra Smelly Durian.

Extra Smelly Durian is made by cooking a Durian. This cooked version does not damage health but one will still lose Sanity. It can be used as an ingredient in several Crock Pot recipes.

It will still produce Monster Lasagna if more than one is included in the Crock Pot.

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In Don't Starve Together, both versions of the Durian are Wurt's favorite food, gaining extra 23.25 Hunger Meter.png upon consumption, without losing sanity or health.

They can be grown from Brittle Seed Pods.

They can also be fed to Woby to turn her into Big Woby.

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  • Wurt can eat Durians without the Sanity penalty and gain extra 23.25 hunger from them, which makes them great for her to eat.
  • Wurt benefits slightly more from Pumpkins despite the extra benefit from Durians. While Durians fill Wurt by 48.25 Hunger Meter.png, a Pumpkin can fill Wurt by 50 Hunger Meter.png, having some in a crop plot for emergency rations is a good idea.
    • However, if a Wurt were to be growing specific advanced Crop Seeds, the player should rather grow Dragonfruit. As Fruit Crockpot Meals receive her benefits to hunger, making a single Dragonpie worth 100 Hunger Meter.png and 54 Health Meter.png from each crop grown for the addition of 3 Twigs.

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  • The sanity loss, character quotes, and the name "Extra Smelly" refer to the foul odor that the real-life fruit can emit. Not all varieties of Durian have a foul odor, but it can be so pungent and linger for so long that Durians have been banned in some establishments and public transport. Known colloquially as the "King of Fruits", Durian is a creamy soft fruit.
  • Durian is a popular fruit in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
  • Using Durian to produce Monster Lasagna makes it theoretically possible to feed Wigfrid without meat.
  • Durians can theoretically be used for almost everything that Monster Meat is used for, besides some crockpot dishes and crafting, by cooking it into Monster Lasagna.