The Aloe Vera belongs to the family of lily plants and is native to almost all subtropical regions of the world. It reaches a height of 60 to 90 cm and consists almost entirely of leaves that sit on a short shoot. These 40 to 50 cm long, pale green leaves form a basal leaf rosette and are at her approach 6 to 10 cm wide. They have horny, white spines at their edges.
Aloe Vera: an allrounder with a long tradition
In its homeland, the Arabian Peninsula, Aloe Vera has been used for over 6,000 years both for external applications and for consumption. Meanwhile, the plant known as “Real Aloe” is cultivated in all subtropical and tropical regions of the world, such as Thailand or Mexico. The Aloe Vera plant belonging to the grass tree plants are said to have “healing properties”, which is why, despite the slightly bitter taste, a real hype about Aloe Vera products has emerged.
Concentrated Regeneration Power: Aloe Vera
The effect of Aloe Vera is appreciated in the food industry
Today, consumers often like the taste what healthiness. The Aloe Vera plant has already proven to be a magnet for conscious consumers. While the yellowish resin spontaneously emerging from the plant when cutting off the aloe vera leaves should be treated with caution, the gentle Aloe Vera gel obtained from the water storage tissue of the leaves works wonders: a high content of polysaccharides and simple sugars such as glucose, water-soluble vitamins as well as Amino acids form a unique combination. Aloe vera, for example, can be used to create a special taste in novel soft drinks, excellent dairy products or innovative smoothies, but above all to conscious buyers. Aloe Vera is a natural regulator of human metabolism, since it is beneficial for the intestinal flora Stimulates cells of the immune system or arranges the formation of synovial fluid.
From pure juice to natural diced cubes – Aloe Vera is available in a broad diversity
Aloe Vera juices and juice concentrates
The most well-known variations at the moment are pure Aloe juices and juice concentrates. In the gentle Aloe Vera processing of the producing partner of tropextrakt, Aloe Vera juice is won as well as aloe vera concentrate in 10: 1. Both are suitable for the production of probiotic yoghurt or healthy muesli.
Aloe Vera cubes
An increasingly popular product are the largely natural diced cube, which are used in dairy products, juices and fruit preparations. Aloe Vera as a piece, e.g. as largely natural diced cube in the sizes 3-5 mm, 6×6 mm and 10×10 mm can be used in ayurvedic milkshakes, refreshing juices or fruit preparations such as fruit salad or purees.
Aloe Vera powder
As a powder both spray-dried in 100-fold concentration and freeze-dried in 200-fold concentration, Aloe Vera can be used in almost all areas of food production: baked or confectionery as well as “healthy” as trendy sodas, creamy jams or invigorating teas. Aloe Vera dry extracts enable use in almost all areas of food production and are becoming increasingly popular in the baking and confectionery industry.