Interesting Facts

The Noni plant is in the Rubiaceae family. This family is known as the coffee or madder family.

Polynesian healers used to use noni roots, bark, leaves and fruit to cure or treat arthritis, menstrual cramps, infections, inflammation, and various other ailments.

Noni fruit juices can be made at home by placing ripe fruit in a sealed jar and letting it set for 1 week to 3 months to ferment. Then use cheese cloth to strain off the seeds and excess fruit.

Noni are a very hardy species and can thrive just about anywhere. They also tend to be the first to populate an area; especially lava fields.

Noni are susceptible to a wide range of organisms including croton caterpillars, aphids and ants, cattle, root-knot nematodes, and a number of other pests. To see more pests and diseases the noni are prone to getting Click Here.

Noni are known for their bad taste and smell. Similar to gingko trees, the smell is horrible and can be smelled from a distance away. Some people have said it tastes and smells like body odor.

Noni, at five-years-old, can produce up to 20 pounds of fruit per month on just one tree. Once past this age fruit yields can get up to 500 pounds of fruit per month per plant.

These vats contain lots of noni fruit fermenting into juice. This will take about two months; then the noni will be drained through the spigot and bottled. Before being put into these vats, noni fruit are washed and left to air-dry on a table.

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