Onken Dairy is cashing in on the popularity of Aloe Vera by throwing it into the yogurt arena.

It is believed to be the first time the plant extract - a popular ingredient in cosmetics, household paper and detergent products - has been used in a UK food product, although similar offerings to Onken’s newcomer have already been spotted elsewhere in the world.

The 150g, single-serve proposition (rsp: 49p) is getting its debut under Onken’s Biowild banner and is said to stimulate the immune system as well as help detoxify the body.

There are plans to add new flavours to the Biowild range in the new year.