Noni juice is one of the new superfoods! It is packed full of antioxidants and has some great anti-inflammatory properties. Although still going through the scientific research stages, it has been known to boost immunity, support a healthy metabolism, and provide joint pain relief. We were willing to give it a go as we had a Noni tree in our yard and came up with a great, fresh Noni juice recipe.
Be warned, fresh Noni fruit straight off the tree smells like really old cheese. So if you’re not into old cheeses, be prepared. We keep the fruit in an airtight container as it finishes ripening.
Note: This article has been updated for 2020.
What is the Noni Fruit?
The Noni fruit comes from a small evergreen tree found from South-eastern Asia to Polynesia and Australia, but we’ve also seen it growing in remote places like Madagascar, Grenada and The US Virgin Islands. Historically the Noni plant was used for a variety of health purposes, and today, the ripe fruit is turned into a noni juice used as a dietary supplement for various conditions.
Due to the unpleasant odor the fruit gives off when it ripens, it is commonly combined with other fruits to make juice. You can buy these pre-made, or make it yourself.
Fermented Noni Juice:
If you have time (a few months) you can make traditional fermented Noni Juice. This entails placing a few ripe noni fruits in a sealed container and leaving it to ferment in the jar for up to 2 months.
How To Make Noni Juice
Fresh Noni Juice is easy to make, the key is finding a flavour to mask the smell and taste of it. We like to mix grape juice/concentrate with it, as it has a strong enough flavour. Just blend the noni fruit with 1/2-1cup of water, strain it, and mix it with grape juice!