Aloe Vera, a succulent plant belonging to Liliaceae family, is widely used in wound healing and sunburn treating. It is rich in nutrients with more than 70 active ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fatty acids and polysaccharides.
By freezing and drying, fresh Aloe Vera gel can be produced to aloe vera gel freeze-dried powder, and the powder preserves the major active nutrients of Aloe Vera Gel due to the processing extraction at a low temperature.
What are the properties of aloe vera powder?
The healing properties of aloe vera are legendary and have been used since ancient times. An Egyptian text from 1550 BC describes aloe vera’s internal and external medicinal purposes, and it was first mentioned in the English language in 1655. By 1830, the U.S Pharmacopeia suggested that aloe be used to protect the skin, and today it has gained prominence as a superfood and healing tonic.
In fact, aloe vera is composed of 75 active components like vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that fight disease and support the body’s overall wellness. On a cosmetic level, aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities can help to alleviate skin ailments like psoriasis, itchy rashes, sunburn, and dryness. The polysaccharides found in aloe vera gel and powder even encourage regeneration of skin tissue.
How to freeze dry Aloe Vera ?
First, fresh aloe vera leaves to be washing, peeling and filtering, and make aloe Vera gel.
Then, using organic membranes on ulfrafiltration(UF) process, and produced 200:1 concentration aloe vera gel.
Last, Freeze-drying process, freezing Aloe Vera Gel into a solid-state and sublimate the moisture to vapor. The whole process was conducted at low temperature (heating dry basically under 0 ℃ temperature, yet, in the producing of frozen state until the late, in order to further reduce the residual moisture content of the products, to make products to more than 0 ℃ temperature, but is generally not more than 50 ℃)