[Sca-cooks] Using aloe in food

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jul 16 05:22:46 PDT 2007

Aloe vera is the common aloe of the Mediterannean and is very likely what is 
being called for as aloe.

Genus Agave is the New World equivalent of genus Aloe, and the agaves are 
sometimes referred to as false aloe.


> My first thought as aloe vera, which is used in food items, but I
> think that aloe vera is a New World plant. Wikipedia mentions its use
> in Pakistan and India "for centuries", but that doesn't necessarily
> mean it is period.
> Stefan

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