The gel inside aloe vera plants has been valued in several cultures because it is rich in nutrients and has several therapeutic applications.
It has been proven to be an excellent antiseptic and natural cleanser that can destroy numerous types of diseases that affect health.
It also stands out an a natural anti-inflammatory, perfect for people who suffer from diseases such as arthritis, constipation, ulcers, and more.
It contains 19 essential amino-acids. These substances are necessary for forming and structuring the proteins that the body needs for cells and tissues.
Regularly consuming this gel helps support the metabolism and facilitates the removal of toxins that are stored in the body.
Best of all, it is a very versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into your daily diet in a lot of different ways.
Because it is gelatinous in texture, it can also be used as a base for making natural jellies.
This natural aloe vera jelly recipe is easy to make and creates a homemade tonic and antacid that can be used in several different ways.
What is natural aloe vera jelly?
Natural aloe vera jelly is a 100% organic product that has very few calories and provides several health benefits.
Unlike jams and jellies made from fruit, this jelly doesn’t have any refined sugars or other unhealthy chemical additives.
It is made by combining aloe vera gel with pectin, which is a type of dietary fiber found in apple peels and apple cores. It is used to make it gelatinous.
This is easy to make at home and it is absolutely necessary for the jelly to coagulate.
How to make homemade pectin
To make this ingredient, it’s important that you get organic apples, and to use a nylon straining bag to make sure it is strained properly.
- 900 grams apple peels and apple cores
- 1.7 liters water
- Place the apple peels and cores in a big pot. Add the water. Leave on medium heat until softened into a puree.
- Once you have the puree, let it set for a few minutes and pour it through the nylon straining bag.
- Set aside in a bowl and begin to make the jelly.
Homemade aloe vera jelly recipe
Another ingredient that will be added to this aloe vera jelly is lemon. In this case, it not only provides more nutrients, but it acts as a natural preservative to prolong the shelf life for this product.
The aloe vera gel should not be exposed to too much heat, because this will reduce its nutritional properties.
The key to prevent it from boiling is to add the pectin before you start to use the other ingredients.
You will need:
- 2 cups aloe vera gel (500 grams)
- 1 1/2 cups organic sugar (350 grams)
- 1 1/2 cups water (350 mL)
- 1 Tbsp. pectin (20 grams)
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (20 mL)
- 1 glass jar
- Put the water in a pot and begin to heat it with the sugar to create a syrup.
- Stir continuously with a wooden spoon to make sure it is well-dissolved.
- Keep in mind your cooking time, because if it is left on heat for too long it will caramelize.
- Once you have the syrup, remove from heat. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then add the aloe vera gel, the pectin and lemon.
- Continue stirring until all ingredients are mixed well. Heat on low heat for complete mixture.
- Once you have the consistency that you like, store in the glass jar with a lid.
Method of consumption
- This natural aloe vera jelly can be eaten on its own or with fruit and natural juices.
- Eat one tablespoon in the morning, and another half tablespoon in the afternoon.
- Eat an additional tablespoon if suffering from heartburn, ulcers or infections.
- Avoid eating too much as it does possess laxative properties, which could cause undesired effects.
Did you like this recipe? Now you know how to make it at home, so use it with your diet.
Habitual usage of this aloe vera jelly will improve your digestion, help you lose weight, and prevent the development of various types of health problems.