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Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

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Noni

Name:                   Noni

Scientific name:  Morinda citrifolia

Other names:      Great morinda, Indian mulberry, Tahitian noni, Hawaiian noni, beach mulberry, and cheese fruit

Description:

Evergreen tree originally from Southeast Asia and Australasia, related to coffee.

Its fruit are the size of potatoes and a rich source of nutrients. While it can be eaten ripe, its is often cooked or prepared as a juice for its medicinal benefits.

Nutritional Benefits:

Noni fruitare a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins and have multiple medicinal uses.

Vitamin C (37.39%)

Carbohydrate (2.62%)

Calcium (1.01%)

Protein (0.86%)

Sodium (0.70%)

 

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, analgesic, immune system booster, treatment of cancer, anti-bacterial, cholesterol reduction,  as well as used in skin-care products.

 

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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.