What is Noni Fruit?
While noni fruit is a relatively small, potato-sized fruit, its benefits are believed to be far reaching*. Noni fruit is known scientifically as Morinda citrifolia. It has a very distinctive taste and strong smell. It has been used for centuries in the Polynesian culture for supporting healthy body functions. Its medicinal and alternative therapies are now being researched by Western medicine to validate the benefits of using noni fruit.*
Description of Noni Fruit
The noni fruit is the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree, and evergreen like bush that grows year round. The noni fruit can grow up to about 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) in length. The noni fruit does vary in color. The color of the fruit ranges from a pale yellow to a light green. The outside of a noni fruit bears a surface that is covered in wart-like bumps, each containing numerous small seeds. The smell of noni fruit can be less than desirable. This odor increases as the noni fruit ripens and lightens in color.
Geography of Noni Fruit
The exact origin of noni fruit is unknown. Many experts believe that it originated in the coastal forests of the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Tahitian Ring islands and Northern Australia. The best growing conditions for the Morinda citrifolia tree is in the loamy sands slightly above sea level.
Over the past 2000 years, the noni fruit has been dispersed all over the world. It has now grows in tropical forests through the world. It is widely available for consumption yet not all noni fruit is of the same quality. The noni fruit that is grown in the Tahitian ring of islands in the South Pacific still has the best quality of noni fruit. The soil, temperature and moisture conditions consistently produce high quality noni harvest after harvest.
Uses of Noni Fruit
The distinctive taste of noni fruit limits the popularity of noni as a fruit that you would eat like an apple. It is mostly used by alternative and cultural medicine systems in a juice form, puree or tea form.
Noni fruit is packed full of antioxidants thus giving noni additional benefits and uses. When used as a topical treatment, noni can help aid providing some comfort from itchiness of bug bites* and it also is used and as anti-aging cream. The antioxidants and nutrients, such as the high levels of vitamins A and C in the noni fruit leave the treated skin feeling invigorated and fresh.
Noni is also used to support healthy joint function*. Further noni fruit healthy benefits are continually being studied to understand its proper use in supporting healthy body functions. Many claims have been made about the “curing” abilities of noni juice, but one must always consult with their medical professional prior to taking noni juice to support any treatments they are currently undertaking.
Effectiveness of Noni Fruit
The current research being conducted on noni fruit’s benefits is ongoing. The results that have been received to date are very promising and much still needs to be completed. Through these studies many things have been learned about noni fruit and the noni juices that are being sold today.
First is the quality of the noni fruit is vital. The better the fruit the richer it is in the vitamins and minerals it provides as well as the potency of the antioxidants. The second thing is that the entire noni fruit must be used – whether in juice form or not. If only the flesh of the noni fruit is used to make the noni juice, it has been observed that the effectiveness of the noni juice diminishes. The last thing is the amount of noni fruit that is used in the juice.
As noni fruit is not the best tasting fruit, some manufactures will limit the amount of noni fruit in their noni fruit. They will limit the noni fruit and add more grape, pineapple and other sweet tasting fruits to make the juice more appealing, yet reducing the effectiveness of the noni juice.
Year after year through customer testimonies Premium Organic Noni has been at the top of the list for best noni juices on the market. Premium Organic Noni uses noni fruit grown in the Samoa in the South Pacific, uses the entire noni fruit in making the juice, and limits the additional fruit juices to ensure optimum effectiveness and taste. To get more information on Premium Organic Noni simply click here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.