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Aloe Vera has thick green leaves containing gel and latex with composition of 95% water and the rest includes nutrients

Aloe Vera has thick green leaves containing gel and latex with composition of 95% water and the rest includes nutrients, enzymes, minerals, sugars and hormones3. The leaf is spiky and the stem is very short.4The Aloe Juice is colorless, transparent water like juice obtained from fresh aloe leaves. It is tasteless and odorless.2 Aloe Vera Latex commonly known as aloin has a bitter taste and purgative quality.5 The gel has a weak acidic Ph which ranges from 4.47 -4.54 as referenced from Wang and Strong (1993).8 The amount of aloin in the gel ranges from 31 – 41 mg/L.8 The amount of soluble solids range from 0.708 – 0.586 %. The amount of sugars present in the gel range from 2555 to 1361 mg/L.8 Lastly but not least, the amount of fibre in the gel is also said to be ranging from 0.077 to 0.074 %. These composition figures were based on weight.8