Friday, February 17, 2012

Noni ( Morinda citrifolia )


Fruit Warehouse | Noni ( Morinda citrifolia ) | M. citrifolia Grows in shady forests as well as on open rocky or sandy shores. The plant bears flowers and fruits all year round. The fruit is a multiple fruit has a pungent odor That when ripening, and is also known as Hence cheese fruit or even vomit fruit. Sometimes it is called starvation fruit. Southeast Asians and Australian Aborigines consume the fruit raw with salt or cook it with curry. The smell of the fruit also attracts fruit bats, the which aid in dispersing the seeds.

Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as great Morinda, Indian mulberry, nunaakai (Tamil Nadu, India), dog dumpling (Barbados), noni (Indonesia and Malaysia), apatot (Philippines), Kumudu (Bali), pace (Java), beach mulberry , cheese fruit or noni (from Hawaiian) is a tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae.

M. citrifolia fruit powder contains carbohydrates and dietary fiber in moderate amounts. These macronutrients evidently Reside in the fruit pulp, as M. citrifolia juice has sparse nutrient content. The main micronutrients of M. citrifolia pulp powder include vitamin C, niacin (vitamin B3), iron and potassium.

Sodium levels in M. citrifolia juice (about 3% of Dietary Reference Intake, DRI) are high compared to an orange, and potassium content is moderate. M. citrifolia juice is otherwise similar in micronutrient content to a raw orange.

M. citrifolia fruit contains a number of phytochemicals, lignans Including, oligo-and polysaccharides, flavonoids, iridoids, fatty acids, scopoletin, catechins, beta-sitosterol, damnacanthal, and alkaloids. The green fruit, leaves, and root / rhizome were Traditionally used in Polynesian cultures to treat menstrual cramps, bowel irregularities, diabetes, liver diseases, and urinary tract infections.

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