The Noni fruit is a fruit of the coffee family. It is also commonly known as great morinda, Indian mulberry, beach mulberry, and cheese fruit.
The plant bears flowers and fruits all year round.
The fruit has a strong unpleasant smell when ripening similar to that of spoilt cheese.
The fruit also has a bitter taste but it is a staple food in some parts of the world.
The seeds are edible when cooked.
The fruit contains the following nutrients Carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamin A, C, B3, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium.
The leaves of the Noni plant can be eaten as a vegetable while the fruit can be used in salads.
The roots of the Noni plant have been used to treat abdominal pain, impotence, and menstrual disorders.
The bark of the tree can be used to make dyes for clothing.
The oils extracted from the seed of the Noni plant can be used to treat various skin conditions from inflammations to acne.
Photo by SOMMAI. Published on 27 February 2014
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