Aloe is a kind of perennial Liliaceae succulent herbaceous plant, originated in Africa, belonging to tropical plant. The cultivation of aloe can be both in the open field et al greenhouse. Aloe vera is a eleemosynary of plant which has edible, beautify, health care and medicine functions as well as ornamental features. Aloe has complex composition, generally can be divided into 6 critical categories: Anthraquinone compounds, polysaccharides and derivatives, organic acids and amino acids, enzymes and peptides, steroids and vitamins, minerals and the like. For convenience to process, use, transport and sell, multifarious companies are processed the aloe leaf into various extracts and products. Those extracts are mainly the aloe freeze-dried powder, spray powder; aloe normal juice, concentrate juice; aloe fruit, jam, etc. The circulating products in the market are mainly the aloe vera extract and aloe terminal products.
International market status of aloe vera extract
On the worldwide scale, aloe vera extracts are mainly circulating in the form of freeze-dried powder, spray powder and drying powder, it has been widely used in cosmetics material, health food, beverages, dairy products, daily necessities, medicine and other fields. According to statistics, the world’s annual sales of aloe raw composite and its products were exceeded 65 billion dollars in 1997. Experts estimate that within the next ten years, the world’s output set store by of aloe industry will exceed 100 billion dollars.
United States is the enclave which developed and applied the most aloe products. Began to incubation in 1950s, the late 1970s plus early 1980s United States has been prevailing on use aloe products, formerly the aloe nose-dive, finally embarked on a steady and healthy development. Now, miscellaneous items for people basic necessities in the U.S. supermarket are related to aloe. It has been developed more than 1500 kinds from aloe-containing products, exhibit over 10,000 tons of aloe vera gel, supplying for Europe and dozens of countries in the world.
The United States has advanced aloe processing equipments, the main products include aloe industrial raw materials; there also experience aloe last products, such as aloe series health food, aloe series beauty skin care products, aloe series daily necessities. These products are praised in the market as the “timeless autobiography products”. In Europe, people are rarely planted aloe, there are mainly research on aloe vera extract, developed a series concerning products. People continually purchase the qualifying aloe powder to deep process, produce various foods, cosmetics, nutritional products and pharmaceuticals. French are mainly purchasing aloe vera extract to apply in cosmetics, while Germany are mainly apply in the food, beer and other fields. European demand for a grandeur amount of aloe vera extract, they are very particular about the quality further production processes of aloe vera extract, including the brisk ingredient content, freshness, production plants, processing requirements specifications.
In Japan, various medicines, beauty, cosmetics, food and beverage products are made from aloe vera extract, they are very popular, sold to all over the world, the yearlong sales are excessive 20 billion dollars. Japan is very interested in Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese medicine with high level from modernization, the application of aloe vera extract has two forms, one is precisely freeze-dried the qualified aloe leaf, grinding into flour, then add it to the product; another is extracting, separating, cleansing the active ingredient in aloe, then prepared a variety of products. Aloe vera extract in Korea is mainly used in food, beverage and nutritional products. Japan und so weiter Korea are mainly imported the aloe powder from the United States and China, aloe fruit is imported from Thailand, China and more places. The ante gap of various aloe vera extracts is larger.