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Noni Fruit (Cheesefruit)
Noni Fruit (Cheesefruit)

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Its native range extends through Southeast Asia and Australasia. It grows in shady forests, as well as on open rocky or sandy shores. It reaches maturity in about 18 months, then yields between 4 and 8 kg of fruit every month throughout the year. It is tolerant of saline soils, drought conditions, and secondary soils. The fruit is a multiple fruit that has a pungent odour when ripening, and is hence also known as cheese fruit. Large shrub or small tree to 12m. The ripe fruit is green-white and ovoid. Noni can survive droughts and are used to hot arid conditions, and once mature, the plants only need to be watered once or twice a week. Overwatering can cause root damage.

Comments Warnings : The seeds are edible when roasted. The fruit can be eaten either raw or cooked. Australian Aborigines consume the fruit raw with salt. Morinda's juice is high in vitamin C and there is a high demand for it as an alternative medicine for a host of illnesses. It is marketed as a tonic. The young leaves can be eaten as a vegetable. An infusion of the rootbark was historically used as an antiseptic.