Aloe Fibre

Superior Fibre 300g

Non-bitter Aloe Fibre is fast becoming known as a superior fibre to use, it is a natural pre-biotic (it is a special type of fibre that passes through the stomach and feeds the good bacteria that live in your large intestine). 

Fibre is arguably the most important factor in maintaining a healthy and balanced gut microbiome (it protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins).

A lot of other fibre have phytates and phytic acid (Phytates are present in all seed or grain based dietary fibres such as bran, oats and ispaghula.  Phytates chelate (block) calcium, magnesium and iron in the gut, effectively robbing the body of these essential minerals. This is in stark contrast to what we have been taught about nutrition, health and wellbeing.  Aloe Ferox is a rich succulent, bursting with goodness for the human body and does not contain phytates.

Fibre helps reduce cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health, helps control blood sugar levels and diabetes, tames appetite by keeping you fuller longer and protects you from developing colon cancer.

Organic, wild-harvested Aloe Ferox Fibre is derived from the Aloe Ferox Plant, commonly known as Cape Aloe. It is a species of flowering plant in the family Asphodelaceae. This woody aloe is indigenous to southern Africa.

Aloe ferox is a tall, single-stemmed aloe, that can grow to 3 metres in height. Its leaves are thick and fleshy, arranged in rosettes, and have reddish-brown spines on the margins with smaller spines on the upper and lower surfaces. The leaf surfaces of young plants are covered in spines; however, as they get taller and less vulnerable to grazing, the leaves begin to lose most of their spines except for those along the leaf margins. Plants in the western part of its natural range tend to keep more of their leaf surface spines.

The flowers are a uniform orange or red, and stand between 0.61metres and 1.22 metres above the leaves, in multi-branched inflorescence.

HISTORY

Treasured since ancient empires for its medicinal capabilities, aloe can be seen venerated on pictograms dating back to 2000 BC. In bygone Egypt, it was known as the ‘plant of immortality’ for the way its sap healed wounds, and brought on a youthful appearance for the skin, noted by Egyptians as one of the reasons for their beauty. Native Americans refer to it as the ‘wand of heaven’, this intuitive understanding has been confirmed by science as the Aloe contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption. The great aloe is truly an ally for our species – especially its fibre.

THE PROCESS
How is this possible to harness aloe into a fibrous substance?
The two lowest rings of leaves are harvested from the organically grown Aloe Ferox plant.  A patented method is used to remove the bitter sap from the leaves. The leaves are dried and milled into a powder or fibre.