I have been learning how to eat noni fruit over the past month or so and I think I have it down.
And yes, I am mean.
People love picking fights on the internet and I admit, I rather like fighting. Coyote Peterson ate noni fruit and called it “the puke fruit,” which is just ridiculous. I had to call him out on it.
My YouTube channel is nearing 16,000 subscribers now and I’m getting a lot more traffic which means I pick up more negative comments, especially when I pick on beloved celebrities. This just means more fun for everyone!
That aside, though – I have discovered how to eat noni without it being overpowering.
Eat Noni Fruit The Easy Way
First, there are good reasons to eat noni fruit. It is reported to be good for a wide variety of ailments, plus it’s a pain-reliever.
That doesn’t look scary AT ALL, does it?
You want to put that in your mouth, don’t you? Yes, you do.
The first time I took a bite of a noni fruit, it was very hard to place the flavor. I wanted to to spit it out just because it’s so weird. The flavor is a combination of black pepper and strong cheese, but with a mushy consistency. It’s not like anything else you’ve ever tried.
Yet on subsequent tastings, I was able to eat more of it.
I tried putting noni in a smoothie but found the flavor did not meld well with the bananas and other items I added. It doesn’t taste good mixed with sweet things, as you might expect from something with black pepper overtones.
So I thought, “hey, why not just enhance the flavor of this fruit a bit and see if it can me made more palatable on its own?” I read somewhere online that some people eat noni with salt, so I decided to try it.
That was much better. It’s still peppery and will numb your mouth a little bit as you eat, but the flavor is greatly improved with salt.
Continuing down the path of savory, I decided to salt and eat noni with slices of sharp white cheddar cheese.
…and that led to my video. It’s really quite decent that way. It’s not necessarily something you would seek out for the flavor, but once you eat noni a few times you do start to crave it somehow.
I have been deliberately eating a lot more fruits and vegetables to increase my energy and my body’s healing capacity and noni is one of those “superfoods” I will continue to incorporate. I’ll even eat them straight and without salt now when I find them at the seashore. You get used to it. One day I may even love the flavor, but the jury is still out on that.
You are a brave one, David. I grew noni in Puerto Rico and never had the nerve to eat it raw. However, if you ferment fresh noni fruit it for 7-8 weeks, the resulting juice is a very beneficial general health tonic that eases arthritis pain and improves mood. Drink one ounce straight every morning (warning: it tastes a bit like vinegar) but is not alcoholic) or add it to other fruit juices for a sweeter taste. The fresh fruit can also be cooked at a low heat with spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and star anise to improve the flavor. The hardest part of that is straining the hundreds of seeds from the pulp.
I need to try that. The locals do it here, too.
I’ve gotten so I don’t mind a few bites of them. It’s not too bad, especially with cheese and salt.
Is the best time to eat it when it becomes very soft,pale, and super smelly or when it has some density? And how much per day would you want to ingest? I have heard that it packs quite the requirement of certain vitamins that could be detrimental to your kidneys.
I eat them at the pale, soft and smelly stage. I usually only eat half a fruit per day when I have them.
I am here in Jaco Costa Rica. During the ripe fruit. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. And ocular Rosea. Wondering if will help.
noni fruit is a great fruit, there is so many benefits from this fruit, the challenge for us is just the smell… it has a great smell… 😀
O read it and waited till hungry and now going to eat it a tiger eats its pray liver bones eyes and much more and we are all living creatures is it
I has used this noni, I have an advice for who want use noni, don’t use noni (or and products of noni) when your hungry. because the stomach will uncomfortable and not good for health.
Does anyone know if noni leaves can be eaten raw or juiced? I know one can safely make tea from it just wondering whether or not heat is required or if noni leaves are as safe to consume in any state like kale for instance is?
Here we used the leaves for swelling of the knees and joints just warp the affected joints overnight and see remarkable results in the morning.
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