Noni: properties, benefits, how to eat

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Il Noni it is a fruit used to produce pigments and to extract essential oils. From action inflammatory, it is useful for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. Let's find out better.

> Description of the fruit

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> Calories, nutritional composition and properties of Noni

> Contraindications of Noni

> Curiosity


> How to eat Noni


 

Description of the fruit

A fruit fromsmell of aged cheese? Exactly. Noni is the most common name with which the fruit of Morinda citrifolia is identified, a plant native to the Pacific islands but spread to Australia, south-east Asia, India and, through humans, also in other tropical areas. of the world, especially the Caribbean.

It is a Rubiacea with compound fruits, yellowish white once ripe and ready for consumption, with a vaguely cerulean appearance. Noni is used to produce pigments, for the extraction of essential oils, for the preparation of remedies typical of many traditional medicines, but above all for food purposes.

The taste of noni is not easy to describe: it has a very sweet base, which can remind you of coconut, however, it contains a strong flavor typical of smoked foods, which can also be reminiscent of well-aged cheeses or certain stewed preparations of Cantonese or Thai cuisine.

 

Noni, ally of

Immune system, treatments or cleansing practices, healing processes, skin, heart.

 

Calories, nutritional composition and properties of noni

Noni contains 25 kcal per 100 g.



One of the main properties of noni is that inflammatory, so strong that it is often easily regarded as a useful food for preventing and fighting some forms of cancer. It has a good content of Vitamin C, A and B3.

Noni is an excellent source of potassium and iron, which are useful for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. What makes noni valuable for good health care is hers richness of phytochemicals: lignans, iridoids (especially asperulosidic acid), alkyds (especially xeronine), catechins, and various valuable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory acids such as linoleic.

Most of these are phytochemicals antioxidants, anticancer, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs, so as to make noni a precious food that is attracting the attention of many scientific researchers.

 

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Contraindications of noni

Except for the unpleasant taste perceived by those who do not have a palate trained in strong tastes, no particular contraindication it is related to the consumption of noni.

Although it is often promoted as panacea for many ills such as cancer and HIV, it should be remembered that only some properties of noni are actually useful in supporting certain treatments and that the fruit is not recognized as a cure for cancer or HIV by any official medical body.


 

Curiosity

  • In Polynesian folk medicine, noni is administered in case of menstrual pain due to its strong analgesic properties.
  • The noni also has the ability to stimulate the production of melanin and therefore it is used to calm the nervous system and induce good sleep.

 


How to eat noni

The noni plant hosts both ripe and unripe fruit on its branches. The unripe noni is green and firm while mature noni suddenly changes characteristics becoming yellow or white, presenting itself with a thin, almost transparent skin.


The taste is not exactly perceived as welcome in all types of palate, especially due to the influence that the smell has on the taste, therefore there are various ways of prepare the fruit by combining it with other ingredients that can make the consumption of noni less unpleasant: lemon, sugar and honey are the most used to mask the flavor. There are various noni products, especially juices and tonics.

 

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