Aloe vera works its way into the kitchen!
So far we have learned many of the benefits of applying the Aloe vera plant to the skin: as a soother for burns, due to its strong moisturising power, and an optimum wound healer…But what do we know about the advantages of ingesting Aloe vera?
There are many experts who have backed the study (still in preliminary stages) of this plant, also known as sabila, in colon cancer prevention. The possible effects of Aloe on obesity and diabetes have even been considered. Speculations that, today, we can’t say with certainty. But we do hope to be able to do so in the near future.
Nutritional properties of Aloe vera
Juices, yoghurts, jams…The major food brands are aware of the potential of Aloe vera and are starting to include it in their products. And when the pure gel of this plant is mixed with other foods, it becomes an insipid ingredient, tasteless.
However, Aloe vera preserves all its nutritional and beneficial properties for our body in these foods. Such as its high content of minerals: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. It also contains vitamin E, B vitamins, vitamin C and folic acid.
We must also highlight the content of aloin (anthraquinone) in this plant, a type of substance found in plants with yellow-orange pigments and that stimulates bowel movement, preventing and reducing constipation for those who sufferer from it.
Although aloin has been used for the treatment of oral infections, as a natural laxative or to alleviate gastritis, it could be a toxic substance if consumed over the recommended amount (10 ppm: parts per million). So the amount consumed should be in moderation. It may even cause an allergic reaction in certain types of people.
Juice extracted from Aloe vera
At Atlantia we’re not going to offer any less, so (currently) we have BIALOE, a juice made with the purest Aloe vera of the Canary Islands. This drinkable product is a fairly complete and natural nutritional supplement with positive effects for the proper functioning of our body.The real Aloe vera juice from the Canary Islands Click To Tweet
Receive comprehensive care thanks to the juice extracted from the filleted Aloe vera leaves, eco grown in the Canary Islands. Due to organic farming and the meticulous production process, optimal preservation of all the active ingredients present in the inner leaf is achieved.
Below, you can see the method of use we recommend at Atlantia:
How to include Aloe vera in my recipes
Our country’s great chefs have dared to add Aloe vera to their recipes. Why are we going to be an exception? Try the Aloe vera jelly in juices, smoothies, creams and soups. Even buying it in small cubes you can make a lush (and very healthy) salad.
We always recommend that you remove with caution the Aloe vera gel intended for preparing food, as by doing this you’ll avoid the yellow part of the Aloe vera, which is quite bitter, sour and acts as a laxative.