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Can Adding Agar To Your Diet Lower GI Levels?

Scientists are studying agar to measure its ability to help manage diabetes. Lots more need to be reserached but findings to date are hopeful!

How Agar Improves Health

Agar’s benefits lie in the fact that it’s a functional food. Nourishment is only one of the ways it contributes to a healthy body. Agar is very nourishing yet has virtually no calories and is fat-free. According to the USDA nutritional data, Agar is a good source of many important minerals. Agar shows good levels of […]

Red Seaweeds – All You Need to Know

All seaweeds can broadly be divided into three groups – red, green and brown. Just as we know we should eat a variety of land vegetable colours, so should we eat a variety of seaweed colours for optimal health. Red seaweeds are the oldest & largest group of algae with over 6,000 species worldwide (roughly […]

Using Agar in Raw Food Recipes

Raw food recipes often present challenge with texture, especially when trying to make them low calorie & low fat. The naturally occurring gel in seaweed has no fat and very few calories while providing a lovely texture and many essential nutrients. Agar is not strictly raw since it needs to be brought to 90 degrees centigrade […]

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

How Agar Assists Weight Loss Naturally!

It’s claimed that some Japanese women use Agar every spring to cleanse their bodies and loose weight.  They simply add ½ tsp of Agar powder to their tea and drink it 10 minutes before the evening meal.  According to Professor Takako Yasuoka, this creates a feeling of fullness, thus reducing the need for much food. […]

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 […]

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