Friday January 10, 2014
Nothing beats the taste and refreshment of fresh fruit. Picked from the vine or tree, many types of fruit provide sustenance and nutrition for people around the world. Preserving fruit has been a priority for cultures since the dawn of time. There are various methods in different regions of the world. In colder climates, freezing can be a good method of preservation, but lacking natural refrigeration, tropical inhabitants had to develop other ways of making sure their fresh fruit could stay edible and maintain its health benefits.
People have used a variety of methods to preserve fruit, including pickling, salting, and even allowing fruit to ferment. Drying fruit as a means of preservation has been around for ages, producing foods such as; raisins (from grapes), dried prunes, apricots, apples, cherries, cranberries, papayas, and mango. Sometimes, however, drying fruit is necessary to preserve the amazing health benefits of a fruit like noni. Rather than a preservation of taste alone, dehydrated noni fruit allows users to benefit from a fruit rich in antioxidants and healthful enzymes. This is because the full health benefit from the pulp of the noni is used in the dehydration process.
Little Known Dangers of Fermentation
Although fermenting fruit is not the same as rotten fruit, the chemical composition of the fruit is changing. Fermenting is used in the production of certain whole food products, as well as the distillation of alcoholic beverages. When fruit ferments, the sugars are converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide in preparation for decay. Eating overripe or decaying fruit can negatively impact your digestive system as decaying fruit fosters the growth of bacteria that can make you sick.
Although the supplemental health benefits of raw noni have been well documented for generations, the rapid fermentation of the fruit produces a bitter taste and foul odor, the tell-tale signs of decay. Noni fruit juices often mask this with other fruit juices, severely limiting the fruit’s health benefits. Not a fruit consumed for its flavor, the real danger of fermenting noni is failing to capture the preventative health and nutrition power of the fruit.
An Innovative Solution
To address the problem of fermentation, Steve Frailey and Hawaiian Organic Noni developed a method to preserve the power of noni and allow users around the world to enjoy the health benefits of noni. In addition to a no-till farming method that allows them to grow noni year-round, the fruit is preserved using a slow, low-heat dehydration process that preserve the highest possible concentration of noni’s phytochemicals, the active enzymes that help soothe skin irritations, promotes healthy skin regeneration, boosts the immune system, and assists in your overall health and wellness.
In order to effectively preserve noni this way, raw noni has to be dehydrated at its most optimal stage of ripeness. Over-ripe or under-ripe noni will not produce the right type of dried pulp that go into Noni Fruit Leather. The dehydration process itself is also a key factor in this type of effective preservation. Hawaiian Organic Noni products use patience to dry their noni slowly, and low temperatures to make sure they preserve the closest thing to raw noni possible.
During the dehydration process, Steve Frailey and his team must watch out for some potential problems with the dehydration process:
- Over-ripened fruit. Proper dehydration stops the fruit’s ripening process, without inactivating the enzymes that make noni so great.
- High humidity. On the beautiful coast of Kauai, where Hawaiian Organic Noni is grown, air moisture can be a problem. Dehydrating raw noni demands an arid environment to allow the air to pull moisture from the fruit.
- Over-dehydrating. Generally, dehydrators maintain a temperature around 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat destroys nutritional value and potency. In order to prevent over-dehydration and maintaining the pliability and potency of raw organic noni, Hawaiian Organic Noni dehydrates their fruit below 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Does Dehydration Benefit You?
By preserving a 14 to 1 concentration of noni’s natural enzymes, Noni Fruit Leather brings you the maximum power of noni. Dehydrated noni fruit should be easy to consume, and easy to use for a variety of needs. Noni Fruit Leather is a simple solution to your supplemental health, with two inch strips that can boost the immune system, support healthy digestion, support a healthy response to inflammation and promote skin clarity.
Noni Fruit Leather and the other products derived from the power of dehydrated noni, including Noni Lavender Lotion, IcyHeat Noni Lotion and Noni BioBandage, have a variety of uses. They truly are there when you need them, helping to overcome sports injuries that range from swelling to strained muscles and sore joints. And when it comes to looking good, continued use of the Noni Lavender Lotion can promote healthy skin cell regeneration and keep you looking younger longer.