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Noni Fruit Extract: Top Health Benefits For A Healthy Lifestyle

What Is Noni Fruit Extract?

Noni fruit extract is a unique ingredient that hails from the noni fruit. Noni fruit is notable because it’s said to combine a plethora of different vitamins and minerals — this includes unusually high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A.1

In fact, nutritional analyses of the noni fruit exhibited the existence of more than 200 phytochemical substances such as:

  • Acids
  • Alcohols
  • Phenols
  • Saccharides
  • Anthraquinones
  • Carotenoids
  • Esters
  • Triterpenoids
  • Flavonoids
  • Glycosides
  • Lactones
  • Iridoids
  • Ketones
  • Lactones
  • Lignans
  • Nucleosides
  • Triterpenides
  • Sterols
  • Aromatic compounds2

The noni plant is responsible for several types of commercial products. Everything from beverages to powders and oils can be made from the noni fruit.3

History Of Noni Fruit Extract

The noni plant’s scientific name is Morinda citrifolia. The medium-sized tree can grow up to 32 feet tall in pantropical environments. The fruit and leaves of the Noni tree have substantial histories of use in the cuisines of Pacific Islanders and Southern and Southeast Asians.4

Another name for noni fruit is “stinky” or “cheesy” fruit. That’s because once the fruit ripens, it can smell a lot like blue cheese. The stinky fruit trees were initially brought to Hawaii by ancient Polynesians as a material used to help build canoes.5,6

In Northern Australia, the Aborigines feasted on noni fruit during the cold season. And raw and cooked Noni leaves are often eaten in Thailand. In Tahiti, noni leaf-wrapped fish is baked to impart a deliciously sweet and savory flavor.7

Sources
1 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12456
2 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12456
3 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12456
4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5920423/
5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5920423/
6 https://www.hawaiianola.com/blog/2016/2/26/nonis-first-journey-to-hawaii
7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5920423/

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