Thursday November 6, 2014
The History of Morinda Citrifolia
Have you ever heard of the Hokule'a?
-A Polynesian double haul canoe built in Hawaii to prove that the Polynesians sailed the oceans with no navigational instrumentation
-Before the inaugural voyage in 1976 from Hawaii to Pape’ete Tahiti, most people said it was impossible to sail across the vast oceans …using only the stars, winds, currents and birds to guide them.
-The voyage of Rediscovery (1985-1987) covered a total of 12,000 miles. It stared in Hawaii and sailed to destinations throughout Polynesia, that’s what magnificent sailors they were.
In 1999, the Hokule’a sailed from Hawaii to Rapa Nui (Eastern Island) “closing the triangle in the Pacific Ocean. Sailing to Rapa Nui, proved that the ancient voyagers could sail against the prevailing winds i.e. sail anywhere in the oceans of the world.
In 2014, the Hokule’a and a sister ship left the Big Island of Hawaii on a 3 year, 47,000 mile sailing voyage around the World!! They have sailed to Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji and are currently sailing into New Zealand. In Samoa, they met the UN Secretary for a proclamation of “One World”. They plan on meeting with the UN Secretary again in about 1 year when they sail into New York harbor as they circumvent the oceans.
When the Polynesians first sailed to Hawaii they brought Noni as one of their “27 canoe plants” (plants they valued in their cultural – Noni was their medicinal gem.
If you are familiar with apples, pears, oranges, etc., the tree makes a one flower and a bee comes to pollinate the flower making a fruit. A Noni Tree makes a fruit and then flowers (75 to 100) come out of the fruit after the fruit is made. Bees and pollinations have nothing to do with making Noni fruit!! Ethno botanist who have visited our farm to research Noni, believe that all the compounds found in a mature Noni fruit are due to the bees, pollen and air entering the flowers – making & putting the wide variety of beneficial compounds in a Noni Fruit. This is a very rare occurrence in the plant kingdom.
Our family farm has always strived to provide the maximum potency of Noni fruit directly to you for your improved health and energy. On our farm we grow, pick, process, package and send directly to you our organic Noni products. What makes us unique is that since we grow the fruit ourselves, we are able to process before fermentation occurs which would change the compounds found in the raw pulp plus destroy beneficial enzymes. We also process at low heat below 115 F using our unique low-heat dehydration system that we developed over years of trail and error. Our Noni Fruit Leather is truly raw food to help the cells of the body heal or maintain good health.
We are growing!! Thus my daughter, Lola, and I attended the recent Pack West Expo at McCormick Convention Center in Chicago looking for new equipment to help in processing. This is the premier trade show with thousands of manufacturers displaying all kinds of equipment for processing and packaging. We walked and talked for 4 days. There were over 2,400 booths at the convention so there was plenty to look at! Check out some of the photos. All of you mechanically inclined junkies out there would have really, really enjoyed the show. Enormous booths with very high quality equipment to do just about anything you desire. We were looking for washing equipment for our trays, new mixers for blending the pulp of Noni and making our lotions, encoding machines for date stamping, levelers, conveyor labelers for the lotion bottles, vertical elevators for lifting the fruit into processing equipment and more. It was really, really fun and we got out of Chicago before the snow!!!
The biggest noticeable change from the last such show I attended 8 years ago, was robotics.
Wow! They have robotic machines now that zip, zip, zip picking up things and putting them somewhere else. These are very impressive, but not for us.
Nani Noni Update
Nani Noni is growing and growing, just like all of her brothers and sisters in the new field.
All the new trees are producing fruit and smile for the Farm Tour folks.
Check out her new photo from Wednesday (11/12) tour.
WEBSITE MAKE OVER COMING SOON
The fine folks at AllProWebTools that manage our website, etc are working on updating our realnoni.com site with similar, easy to use functions but a new face lift.
We are trying to make it even easier to find information and product information.
Check out posted informational blogs and photos about Hawaiian Organic Noni: Health Food on http://hawaiianorganicnoni.blogspot.com/
You may also open the site by clicking on the orange icon with a B in it at the bottom of our Home page on realnoni.com
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov 28,29,30 Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Honolulu Fri 4-10pm, Sat. 10-9pm, Sun. 10-5pm
-Steve and the crew at Hawaiian Organic Noni