The Queen of Fruits
Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a unique evergreen plant indigenous to Polynesia, Malaysia, Australia and South-East Asia. It ranges in size up to a maximum of 10 meters, and bears a oblong green fruit that is exceptionally rich in beneficial micronutrients and phytochemicals.
Noni fruit contains 18 kinds of amino acids, including all of the essential aminos, as well as the complete spectrum of B vitamins. It is also rich is several excellent anti-oxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, proanthocyanadin, and anthocyanadin. It contains several important minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, and sodium. Noni is a good source of the soluable dietary fiber pectin, and contains linoleic acid, a beneficial Omega-6 fatty acid.
Aside from all these helpful nutrients, Noni also contains an important molecule called proxeronin. The liver uses proxeronin to produces xeronin, an alkaloid which research suggests plays a role in helping support and maintain the protein structures involved in various metabolic processes, including enzymes and hormones. Our body gets a certain amount of proxeronin through a normal diet, but Noni is exceptionally rich in it.
As about 150 different nutrients have been identified in Noni fruit, it is not hard to see why Noni has been such a popular dietary supplement.