Noni is an evergreen shrub native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and Polynesia. Its fruit is yellow-green and mango-sized. Noni fruit has a bitter taste and is most commonly juiced and marketed as a general health tonic with some manufacturers making unsubstantiated health claims about it. However, noni is high in antioxidants, fiber and potassium, making it a healthy addition to your diet. You can prepare noni juice and consume it raw.
Peel the skin of the six noni fruits with a knife. Cut into small chunks and place them in a bowl. This will be enough to make 8 oz. of juice.
Add the chunks of noni to the chute of the cold-press juicer. Place a cup under the spout of the juicer to collect the juice as it flows out. Cold-press juicers don't use heat to extract juice, which keeps the nutrient profile of the juice intact.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon into your serving of noni juice. This will help conceal the noni juice's natural bitter flavor. Drink immediately.
Peel the skin of the noni fruit with a knife. Noni is ripe when the skin is bright green and prickly.
Add a 1/3 of noni fruit to a serving of yogurt or oatmeal, for example, to eat for breakfast.
Stir fry 1/2 cup of chopped noni with onions, spinach, tomatoes and coconut. Pour the stir fry over rice.
Add 1/3 cup of noni chunks to a protein shake and blend on high for 30 seconds.
- "Prescription for Dietary Wellness"; Phyllis A. Balch; 2003
- "Noni: Nature's Amazing Healer"; Neil Solomon;1998