Agar Powder – 200g

US$36.85

Agar can be used as a vegan gelling agent to replace gelatine when making jellies, deserts, sweet treats.
Agar is high in iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin Bs. Low sodium, high fibre. Can be mildly laxative. Soothing for the digestive tract. Fat free.

No calories.

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  • Sustainably harvested
  • Processed in approved food grade facilities
  • High in nutrients
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Description

What is Agar?

Agar is a plant based getting agent, derived from a red seaweeds species of the genus Gelidium.  Agar is a vegan or vegetarian substitute for gelatine and, we believe is easier to use than gelatine, as it sets at room temperature and stays firmer in warm weather.

What are the health benefits of Agar?

Agar is nutritious (contains magnesium, calcium, manganese and iron).  It contains no calories, sugar, fat, cholesterol and is low in sodium.  Research has shown it may be beneficial for weight loss, diabetes and digestive tract conditions.

Rich in fibre, Agar soothes and cleanses the digestive tract and is also mildly laxative.

What does Agar taste like?  Pacific Harvest’s Agar is tasteless, odourless and colourless.

Where is Agar sourced?  Our Agar is sourced sustainably from India and tested for contaminants.

How do I use Agar?

Use it to make ‘raw’ dishes, as an egg replacement, or to balance dressings.

Recipes including agar

How to use agar

 Warning – Using Agar

Agar is high in fibre and has a mild laxative effect.  It also expands significantly when re-hydrating so please drink additional water when using Agar.

 

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Additional information

Weight.242 kg
Dimensions6.5 × 6.5 × 11.7 cm