Pasteurisation ensures that the raw material is microbiologically safe. Our manufacturer uses the method of quick pasteurisation at higher temperatures (HTST – High Temperature Short Time), during which it is heated for the shortest time required for elimination of all the potential bacteria. The temperature in this process, however, is still too low to cause any damage to the beneficial substances and nutrients in the Aloe Vera gel. Pasteurisation is commonly used in the food industry and we eat or drink pasteurised products every day.
Some products on the market are declared to be “cold-pressed/extracted” aloe (the same applies to ESSENS), but the manufacturers remain intentionally quiet about the fact that they do pasteurise it like everyone else. They are just creating an impression that the whole process is cold.