The most widespread variety of Aloe is the one that Hellenic Aloe chooses for its crops. Aloe vera barbadensis Miller.
The Aloe vera juice is a source of vitamins, mainly B, C, E, a source of minerals, trace elements and amino acids, and is also rich in polysaccharides, sterols, anthraquinones and salicylic acid. The gel extracted from the leaf of the plant, contains more than 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins.
The climate of the area in which it is grown plays an important role for the growth of the plant. It favors its growth in areas with mild winters (temperatures above six (6) degrees Celsius) and in soils that have good drainage. Areas with a favorable climate are considered Crete, the southern Peloponnese, the islands of the southern Aegean and Cyprus.
GG Hellenic Aloe has set up a network of partner producers, who grow Aloe vera plants according to its instructions. The cultivation is done exclusively based on the principles of organic farming and our goal is to produce high quality leaves, free from hazardous pesticide residues. These leaves are the raw material for the production of high biological value nutritional supplements and herbal cosmetics based on modern green cosmetology .
Cultivation and harvesting
Daily monitoring of crops
The experienced agronomists of GG Hellenic Aloe monitor daily the crops of the cooperating producers and give the necessary instructions for the correct and organic growth of the plants.Leaf samples are collected and sent to the factory's chemical laboratory, where specialized chemists determine the degree of maturity of the leaves and their concentration in nutrients. When the nutrient concentration is at its maximum, cutting the leaves is planned in collaboration with the producer.
Leaf harvesting and transport to the factory
The aim of the process is to harvest the leaves, without inflicting any damage to them, and to transport them quickly to the factory so that they do not lose their freshness. The leaves are harvested by specialized personnel, always under the supervision of the company's agronomists.
Processing and bottling
Processing and Gel separation
The leaves are received by the factory within six (6) hours of harvest and the processing process begins immediately. First they are washed thoroughly and then they are moved to special machines where the gel is removed from the inside of the leaf, without in any case grinding the whole sheet. In this way, a high quality gel is obtained, without the need to use chemicals to filter the fresh aloe gel.
Bottling of food supplements
Then the gel is homogenized and bottled in glass bottles.
The facilities of our factory are located in Chania, Crete. It is a unit with an area of 700 sq.m., with three production lines, while the production process is certified with the international food safety standard ISO 22000: 2005 (HACCP), the IFS food safety and management standard, as well as the European standards for the production of organic products.
The human resources of the factory consist of specialized personnel, who work in each Department, observing the strict quality control rules at all stages of production.
This process begins with the careful sorting of organic aloe leaves, continues with the process of extracting and stabilizing the fresh aloe gel - ensuring one of the highest aloe contents in the world 99.1% - and ends with the immediate bottling of the product in sterile glass bottles, all within a few hours to ensure the freshest Cretan organic aloe grown on the market at the moment.
It should be highly emphasized that Hellenic Aloe does NOT use sodium benzoate as a preservative in its dietary supplements. The product is delivered pure, with as few preservatives as possible, to the consumer who chooses it. That is why we rightly claim that it comes Directly from the Cretan land, that is, without impurities and harmful preservatives.
Let us guide you and reward your body with the beneficial properties of this magical plant… of Cretan Aloe!