Scientists at NTU turn durian seeds into food stabiliser and probiotics

Professor William Chen, director of NTU's Food Science and Technology Programme, and Dr Jaslyn Lee, research fellow in the programme. Prof Chen's team has turned what would otherwise be food waste into usable products.
Professor William Chen, director of NTU's Food Science and Technology Programme, and Dr Jaslyn Lee, research fellow in the programme. Prof Chen's team has turned what would otherwise be food waste into usable products.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) may have given durian fans another reason to hail the King of Fruits.

The scientists have found a way to turn durian seeds into a food stabiliser (a binding ingredient used to give food items a uniform texture) and probiotics - a good bacteria that, when consumed, helps people to maintain a healthy digestive system.

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