This video will teach you how to filet aloe vera leaves to make your own Aloe vera gel.
Filleting an Aloe vera leaf is the difference between making gel and juice. Aloe vera juice is made from the whole leaf, including the outer leaf that contains the bitter yellow substance known as aloin. Aloin is the phytochemical that is often cautiously used, by drinking aloe juice, as a laxative. I say “cautiously” because dosing for use as a laxative can be difficult and is not advised as severe diarrhea and cramping can occur.
But Aloe vera gel is the inner leaf only. By cutting away the outer leaf, you are removing most of the yellowish aloin substance making the gel palatable, healthy, and safe for consumption in much larger servings.
STOCKTON ALOE 1 HAS DONE THIS FOR YOU
When you purchase Aloe #1® Aloe Vera Gel Health Drink from Haley Nutrition, You are buying nearly this exact same process in a bottle. We might not grab the fillets with our bare hands in the factory… and we use industrial grinding equipment… and stainless steel fillet tables… and a huge chiller and heat transfer unit to make the gel cold quickly before filling the containers. But, for the most part, the product is the same… so long as you too are using leaves from the best Barbadensis-Miller Stockton species and the technique from the above video.
I have watched many aloe vera fillet videos and have yet to find one that does it correctly! (I suppose others have learned from ours by now and are making similar videos). But if you aren’t going to take the time to make your own, getting it from us is the next best option.
We provide the NEXT BEST to homemade. We have cut and filleted the leaves for you, we ran them through a grinder, bottled the gel, and froze it. We did not filter, heat, or use preservatives. It truly is the next best thing and you can get it right here:
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