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Using Agar as an Egg Substitute

Agar is excellent to replace egg white in recipes

Replacing Gelatine with Agar

Unlike gelatine (derived from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones), Agar comes from seaweed. A positive gelatine substitute, Agar has no taste, no odour, no colour, and sets more firmly than gelatine. Agar is more potent than gelatine, sets at room temperature, and stays firm even when the temperature heats up. Using Agar as […]

Getting the Most Out Of Agar

Agar is a natural jelly in seaweed

Making Low Sugar Jams & Spreads with Agar

 Rhubarb, Orange and Walnut Jam, perfect with croissants! This rhubarb jam is a low sugar fruit jam, but provides the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. The crunchiness of the nuts and  golden colour of the peels & ginger give it great texture.  Unlike pectin, Agar doesn’t need sugar to form a gel. It should not […]

Making Seaweed Wraps from Different Seaweed Leaves

Most people’s first experience of seaweed is sushi, considered ‘fast food’ in Japan. Although sushi is delicious, and a great way to start appreciating the taste of nori, the seaweed wraps are often over processed and glazed with flavoured salty mixtures to make them shiny and resistant to the ambient moisture, which would make them […]

Seaweed Smoothies To Surprise and Delight

Seaweed is a nutrition powerhouse – definitely one of nature’s superfoods, it simply contains everything the body requires: all minerals, trace elements & vitamins, essential amino & fatty acids, anti-oxidants, fibre, protein, no cholesterol, very low fat, low GI sugars, and a store of life extending compounds that science is just starting to understand. Seaweed […]

Seaweed Gifts for Someone Who has Everything!

What do you give the person who has everything? Tired of presenting beautifully wrapped chocolates or wine?  Well seaweed has the answers you have been looking for! Seaweed gifts offer: nutritional powerhouses surprising flavour – naturally umami in flavour they can add flavour and texture to a wide variety of meals a range of fascinating […]

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