Ovo je dio članka o istraživanjima Nonija objavljenog u Tajlandu. Istraživanje je vršio Medicinski fakultet na Tajlandu.
”Nutraceutical and functional food (NFF) products are increasingly becoming health products of choice for the next decade. Nutraceutical (or part of the food) offers medical or health benefits to the consumer by providing a means for the maintenance of health and well being and protection from diseases. A functional food provides the body with the required amounts of vitamins, fats, protein, carbohydrates and many other compounds that are needed for its survival (DeFelice, 2002; Kalra, 2003). Morinda citrifolia Linn. an Indian mulberry or “Noni” in English, and “Yor” in Thai, is the plant that can be used as a raw material for nutraceutical and functional food products. In Thailand, “Yor” leaves cooked with curry give a wonderful and nutritious dish. “Yor” fruits can be prepared as a Thai traditional salad “Somtumyor”. Dried fruits or leaves powder boiled with water produces a tea, which is used to relief blood pressure, muscle pains and vomiting.
There are more than 120 nutraceutical compounds identified in Noni (Solomon, 1999). Noni or Yor juice extract which is obtained from fermented Noni fruits is the most effective product that has helped relieved people (n ≥ 10,000) from the suffering of about 22 conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, headache and muscle pain, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. (Solomon, 1999). Recently ‘Noni’ juice extract has been commercially processed and distributed internationally as a dietary supplement. Relatively unheard of 5 years ago, M. citrifolia has now exploded into nearly a billion-dollar industry.
The objectives of this paper are (1) to determine the nutraceutical components of Thai “Yor” (M. citrifolia) juice extract, which was prepared using a Thai traditional method, and (2) to compare the nutraceutical composition of Thai Yor Noni juice extract with the U.S. commercial product.”
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