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Nutritional uses of aloe vera

The rise of natural food added to the application of aloe vera gel in the food industry has favored the appearance in the market of a wide range of commercial presentations made up of pure aloe vera juice. We can also find in gels a greater or lesser percentage of aloe vera as an ingredient. Although all of them advertise the benefits of consuming aloe vera, its true effectiveness will depend on the amount of active ingredients contained in the product.

Many companies advertise the benefits of consuming aloe vera, but it’s true effectiveness will depend on the amount of active ingredients contained in the product.


Consume Aloe Vera safely

The food industry uses two types of base material, aloe vera gel from the pulp, which has a minimal aloin content, and aloe vera juice, which is obtained from the whole leaf and includes pulp and latex (which contains aloin).

Both the AESAN (Spanish Agency for Food Safety) and the European health authorities establish as a food safety measure that in order to use aloe vera as an ingredient or food supplement. It is necessary that the final product that is consumed does not exceed the amount of 1 part per million (1 mg per liter) of aloin, so that its possible adverse effects are avoided.

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Food products and supplements

In the market we can find products based on aloe vera gel with contents greater than 90% to others whose content is less than 10%.

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Enrich your food

There are commercial preparations in the form of jams or blocks of gel in syrup, and presentations in the form of candies that, due to their bactericidal and anti-inflammatory action, have a more therapeutic use.

Composition of Aloe Vera

At a nutritional level, the most noteworthy components for every 100 mg of aloe vera gel are

5,13 g lipids
7,26 grams of protein
35,47 grams of fiber
26,81 g carbohydrates
4,3 grams of calcium

15,5 grams of iron
3,41 grams of potassium
0,22 g sodium
3,41 grams of magnesium

Pure aloe vera juices

Food supplement based on pure aloe vera that incorporates vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E as stabilizer and is pasteurized to maintain its properties for up to 12 months.


They contain aloe vera extract and are used in natural therapy to promote intestinal transit. They usually incorporate other active vegetables and probiotics.


Some contain pieces of aloe vera pulp or juice, but they usually have a content of less than 10% depending on the commercial brand. Add the virtues of aloe vera to the advantages of the lactic acid bacteria in yogurt.

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Aloe vera drinks

Aloe vera is included as an ingredient although it is not the main one and the percentage of pulp it contains will depend on the product and whether it is pure aloe vera gel or from aloe vera powder, in the process of which a large part of its properties can be lost.

From Alover we always recommend opting for presentations with the highest percentage of aloe vera gel from organic farming and which processing is carried out in the shortest possible time in order to enjoy all the benefits of its properties.

In the processing of aloe vera, the extraction of the bark manually guarantees that the aloin content in the gel is minimal. This gel is the most suitable part for the preparation of food supplements. In full-leaf products, aloe vera undergoes a purification process called “bleaching” that removes up to 99% of the aloin.

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Uses in the kitchen

The extensive knowledge of its benefits and innovation in modern cuisine with the inclusion of new techniques has made aloe vera one of the star ingredients of recent years, and dishes containing it can be found in renowned restaurants and numerous recipes in cooking blogs.

Its main characteristic is that it does not modify the flavors of the primary ingredients, and it has a high capacity to stabilize emulsions without adding calories or fat content, which allows it to add texture to dishes, especially sauces and desserts.

What does aloe vera contribute to your diet?

The benefits for the diet are directly related to its components:

  • Its high water and fiber content favors intestinal transit and has a satiating capacity.
  • Its percentage of iron, much higher than that of other foods, improves general fatigue.
  • Its low caloric level of 175 kcal/100 gr helps maintain body weight.
  • Its vitamin C increases the body’s defenses.
  • The presence of trace elements such as germanium, higher than in ginseng or ginger, stimulates the production of lymphocytes.

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