Aloe Vera | Aruba's first sustainable income
In Aruba there were experiments with silkworm breeding, tobacco plants, corn plantations and the growing of peanuts. None of these products gave a sustainable income to Aruba’s economy and around 1840 Aruba consisted mainly of poor farmers, until the Aloes were brought to Aruba. During those days there were already several. Caribbean islands (Barbados) that had imported Aloe plants from Africa for cultivation to harvest the Latex for the production of the Aloe Hard Gum and the laxatives made from the Hard Gum. Who knew at the time that this industry will be such a success for the island, becoming its main source of income and putting it on the world map.