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Letters From Steve Feb 2017

By: Steve Frailey Wednesday February 15, 2017 comments Tags: raw food noni, noni health benefits, noni tree

"Winter Weather" at Hawaiian Organic Noni

Aloha to All!!  
It is a beautiful time of the year in Hawaii with the “winter weather”.  Most people think the weather is always the same in Hawaii but actually there are several noticeable differences between “winter months” and the “summer months”.  The “summer months” are generally drier and warmer to hot – 70’s at night and high 80’s during the day.  But the “winter months” bring cooler air from the  winter storms passing by to the north and we get the one "blanket" nights with socks.  The “winter months” are cooler and crisp – 60’s at night and high 70’s during the day.  Great working weather for the Farm!!

Our Noni trees produce fruit 12 months out of the year, which is amazing for any fruit tree.  The cooler weather causes the trees to slow down in production a little but they never stop.  On the free Organic Noni Farm & Wellness Tours, I always really, really enjoy sharing one of the most unique qualities of Noni trees.  Many of you have seen how apples and pears make a flower and bees come to pollinate and a new fruit.  Noni trees are very unique in the plant kingdom, as they make a fruit first at the terminal bud of every limb and then the flowers come out of the fruit.  If you look at a photo of a mature white Noni fruit, you will see 50-75 brownish spots – which had been where little white lowers had been attached to the fruit!!

An apple or pear has one flower but a Noni Fruit has 50-75 per fruit after the tree has made the fruit.  I was astounded the day I finally realized what Noni trees were doing.  Ethnobotanist attribute the 165 beneficial compounds in the pulp of Noni from flowers putting compounds into the fruit from the bees, the pollen and the air.  

We have 45 bee hives on our farm – not for pollination to make fruit but for the bees to help put compounds into the fruit.  The honey from our hives is outstanding, which we share with folks on our Farm Tours.

Noni trees and their fruit is a real blessing to work with and then share the healing qualities with folks worldwide. But remember – the potency is in the raw Pulp not the juice.  Scientifically, when you go from a raw apple to apple juice, you lose 50% of the value of the apple by throwing away the pulp where all the good compounds are found. The same is true for Noni which is why we make our Noni Fruit Leather, which is pure raw, unfermented Noni pulp as a raw food for maximum potency. The potency is in the pulp!!   All of our lotions are made from our Noni Fruit Leather, which I believe is why the lotions work so well.  If you click on the ”Media” icon at the top toolbar on our website, you will find over 25 articles about Noni as a raw food and it’s many benefits.

Stay Healthy!

- Steve

Steve Frailey

About the Author: Steve Frailey

My wife and I (Steve Frailey) moved to Kauai, Hawaii in 1982 from our organic farm in California. There were no roads, electricity, water or buildings but lots of Noni trees (Morinda Citrifolia) in our valley. We also developed a deep relationship with Noni that was growing all through our valley.  Today we run our Hawaiian Organic Noni farm, and share the gift of health with people throughout the world.