Morinda citrifolia Noni Noni
Noni




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What is Noni?

Noni is a natural fruit, not a medicine, and its scientific name is Morinda citrifolia L.

The fruit is approximately the same size as a potato; yellow, but changes to white when ripe.
It has a bitter taste, and it doesn’t smell very good.

Noni

Noni is generally used as a Dietary Supplement, and a lot of health benefits are attributed to it. Thousands of people around the globe are the proof of its effectiveness.

Noni Common names: Noni, Nonu.

Scientific name: Morinda citrifolia L.

Origin and geographic distribution:
Panama, mostly in the areas of Bocas Del Toro, Colon, and San Blas.
Outside Panama:
Antilles (general), Asia, Central America (general), Oceania (including Australia).

Status and Economic importance:
Found in the wild and commercial farms. There is a nutraceutical market for the noni fruit.

Noni fruit

Description:
The Noni plant blossoms in virgin lands, generally near the sea; it transforms into a tree and grows up to 10 to 20 feet high. It gives fruit the whole year round, and the flower is white.

The fruit has approximately 8 cm in diameter, from yellow to white; the pulp is brown and dense.

 


Applications:

The fruit is famous in Panama (and other countries) for its health benefits.

Analysis have shown that it is rich in elements basic to humans, like:
Fiber
Proteins
Iron
Vitamin C
Calcium
Zinc

 

Noni is used for consumption under the following forms: juice, nectar, tablets, capsules and tea.