CAPE ALOES (CRUDE) - This is a product which is tapped from the leaf of a certain type of Aloe plant. The sap is of a light golden color and is boiled, during which approximately 40 percent of moisture is driven off. This sap then sets into a hard brittle substance and takes on a much darker color. In cold weather Cape Aloes (crude) set hard. In warmer weather the Aloes tend to become softer and one is able at times to press one thumb into the product. Persons not familiar with this product may when finding Aloes to be a little on the soft side, class this as damage. If the weather is very hot it is normal for the Aloes to became softer. If the Aloe, become wet, this also tends to soften the product.
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