Synonyms: Morinda citrifolia, Great Morinda, Indian mulberry, nu- naakai, dog dumpling, mengkudu, apatot, Kumudu, pace, beach mulberry, cheese fruit
Although it originated on the volcanic islands of Polynesia, Noni
is extremely abundant in the Amazon and is a staple food of the diet there. The pulp of this pungent-smelling fruit is where the true nutritional bene t lies, containing substantial levels of vitamin C, iron, niacin, and potassium. The strong odor given off by a freshly opened Noni has given it the nicknames of “cheese fruit” and “vomit fruit”.