I suppose this question can be extrapolated to food in general, but it is the case that I would like to know if there are any methods that would help me to keep the aloe gel fresh, i.e. avoiding it to rot.
I mostly squeeze the gel and pour it into a small jar. So far I have tried the following methods, being some of them obvious, but would appreciate corroboration anyway:
- Sterilize the container and the tools, e.g. boiling or steaming.
- Keep it in the fridge.
- Stir with C and E vitamin powder to avoid oxidation.
I know little about chemistry, but have heard about pasteurization and some other methods that I couldn't afford at home so, even if you mention those, I will be mainly interested in homemade methods.
PS: I am forced to choose the tags for the post but I am not sure if they are the ones that best suit the question. Please, let me know if I should change them.