Noni: benefits and nutritional properties

Who would not be able to enjoy the wonderful taste of a tropical fruit? Both its flavor and its appearance are in a certain sense different -and very characteristic-, above all if we compare them with the fruit that is definitely not of tropical origin. This is the case, for example, with fruits as delicious as kiwano, carambola or mangosteen.

Today we want to talk to you about noni, a delicious tropical fruit from the island of Tahiti, in the South Pacific, although we can also find it in Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia.

It is a fruit that is obtained from the noni plant, and whose appearance is actually very characteristic, since it has the same size as a potato, it has a yellow color (which turns white once it is ripe), and with a really curious shape, as you can see in the snapshots that accompany this article.

Most important benefits of noni

Despite having a bitter taste and not smelling very well, it is a fruit of tropical origin that provides interesting benefits and nutritional properties, hence it is usually used as a dietary supplement. In fact, with this fruit the well-known noni juice (or noni juice).

It's a fruit pH stabilizer, besides being a food capable of neutralizing acidity. This makes possible the stability of the function of the liver, kidneys, bladder and pancreas, among other organs.

Help to strengthen the immune system, so it is an ideal fruit when it comes to increasing defenses and having good health in this regard. In addition, it is capable of eliminate bacteria and viruses.

It becomes an allied fruit for women, given that Helps to reduce the typical symptoms of menstruation, and it is also useful during the menopause, since it also decreases its most common symptoms.

It's a good anti-inflammatory, while helping relieve articulatory inflammations. On the other hand, it also helps decrease asthma and allergies, and is an excellent source of energy.

Nutritional properties of noni

From a nutritional point of view, noni is a fruit that provides both vitamins and minerals. Among its content in vitamins, the presence of vitamin C stands out, while among the minerals the presence of calcium, zinc and iron stands out.

On the other hand, it also provides good amounts of protein and fiber, being ideal to relieve constipation and improve intestinal transit.

Images | Scot Nelson / takomabibelot This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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