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Enzymes

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Recently extracted Aloe is a very viscous liquid so very commonly subject to an enzymatic treatment aimed at reducing the viscosity. Most commonly used enzyme is Cellulase, which is commercially available from a variety of sources. Enzymatic reaction usually takes two to four hours at room temperature. The enzyme, usually in liquid form is added to the vat, mixed and let to react. Typical ratio of use is 20 grams of enzyme for 100 grams of aloe solids in the gel.



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