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