Wednesday October 28, 2020
Aloha Noni Family!
We are honored to be featured in Cornucopia Institute's Fall 2020 edition of "The Cultivator". For many years, my family have been active supporters of the Cornucopia Institute who acts as a policy watchdog for the integrity of organics.
We greatly value their work and dedication in protecting organics and educating the public on current issues. They also provide reports and consumer scorecards that rate organic and natural brands to help the consumer make earth friendly choices.
One of their writers reached out to us excited to learn more about our family farm and organic practices. As we started to discuss organic farming in more detail it was confirmed how our values for organics aligned. Although, 12 pounds of worms in your carry-on suitcase was a first for her, hearing about the adventure of these worms made her even more excited to tell our story. Check out our full feature "Bearing Fruit- How a noni farmer in Hawaii found abundance in a cup of worm castings".
Noni Supports a Healthy Digestion
Enjoying good overall health requires a healthy digestive system. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion.
Did you know that 70% of the immune system is ruled in the gut.
Ways to support a healthy digestion
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
- Manage your stress
- Get moving: exercise helps food travel through your digestive system
- Avoid ultra-processed foods as they contain less dietary fiber and fewer vitamins than whole foods
- Eat whole foods and a high-fiber diet Read more on the importance of whole foods here.
One such whole food is Noni Fruit Leather and it is also a strong source of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Fiber is the fuel the colon cells use to keep them healthy. Fiber also helps to keep the digestive tract flowing, by keeping your bowel movements soft and regular.
Benefits of Noni Fruit Leather for digestion
Noni is most widely known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Noni is also rich in amino acids, having 17 of the 20 amino acids, including all 9 of the essential. Noni is also high in soluble and insoluble fiber which are essential for digestive health.
Noni Fruit Leather is a whole raw food with zero added sugars, preservatives or additives. Noni fruit is a low glycemic fruit. As a raw food, Noni Fruit Leather contains less than 1% carbohydrates. In addition, noni fruit contains saponins, flavonoids, and rutin that can help support healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range. More on healthy blood sugar levels here
Recommended dosage of Noni Fruit Leather for improved digestion:
For basic maintenance: One 2x2 inch piece per day
For persistent conditions: Two to four 2x2 inch piece per day
FAQs on Noni Fruit Leather
How do I cut up the sheet of Noni Fruit Leather?
The simplest way is: unfold the sheet of Noni Fruit Leather, you will see eight large rectangles along the original fold lines, simply cut or tear each of these eight sections into quarters (4 pieces) and you will get 32 servings that are approx 2x2 inches.
What is the best way to store the Noni Fruit Leather?
Once you open a packet of Noni Fruit Leather we recommend storing in a zip loc, Tupperware or even a mason jar. You do not need to refrigerate, although you may. We recommend storing in a kitchen cupboard.
What is the best time of day to take?
We recommend first thing in the morning. You may take with or without food. We suggest on a empty stomach (30 minutes before food) to allow the nutrients in the noni to be assimilated on their own. However, some people find that their body responds better by taking their noni with food.
What if I am taking multiple dosages?
We recommend spacing out the dosages. If you are taking two dosages daily take one 2x2 inch piece in the morning and one 2x2 inch piece in the evening or if you are taking four dosages daily take two 2x2 inch pieces in the morning and two 2x2 inch pieces in the evening.
Check back next month for additional tips!
New on the Farm
Sharing our egg-citement!
Who remembers handsome Spike? He was the famous albatross in our 2019 Name That Chick Contest. Marlene, one of the 12 lucky winners, surprised us with an egg-cellent gift.
Marlene is a talented artist who paints on the unfertilized eggs of her Cotton Patch geese.
These geese are an endangered breed of domestic goose that originated in the Southern United States. Traditionally they were used to weed fields of cotton but today her flock of geese weed her organic blueberry bushes.
Marlene made us this beautiful hand painted ornament representing not only Spike but noni too.
All of us at the farm love her one of a kind gift. Huge mahalo Marlene!
World Smile Day
October 1st is World Smile Day! The holiday was created by Harvey Ball who developed the iconic yellow smiley image and is celebrated each year on the first Friday of October. Harvey Ball believed one could improve the world one smile at a time.
This year has been challenging for so many of us. A simple smile is so easy to give and not only does smiling do wonders for your health and well being you just might make someone else's day. Smile often and be kind to one another.
Aloha Friday's from the Noni Orchards
Our Noni Farm & Wellness Tour is still on pause due to COVID-19. Since April we have been streaming Live videos every Friday at 10am Hawaii time on our Facebook page. One of our Lives this month was virtual walking tour of the farm orchards. Missed it? Here's the link to watch the replay. Noni Farm Orchard Virtual Tour
Join the fun every Friday at 10am Hawaii time on our Facebook page
Remember to Smile!