Agar Agar Powder With High Accuracy Scales

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SKU: SC0072
Technique: Modernist and Molecular
Recipe Ideas: Raspberry and pistachio St. Honores



Save £5 when you buy agar agar powder together with the high accuracy weighing scales!

Agar agar is a red algae, used as a vegetarian equivalent to gelatine when making jellies and aspics. Agar agar powder is used commercially to thicken sauces and stabilise mayonnaise or ice cream – but is also a key molecular ingredient for setting pearls, caviar and noodles. Agar agar powder should be weighed out in very precise quantities; it sets faster than gelatine and has a higher melting point which gives jellies a firm,  almost brittle texture. 

The agar agar comes from Porto Muiños, a family-run company in Northern Spain. Husband and wife team Antonio Muíños and Rosa Mirás have spent decades cultivating organic seaweed, and introducing it into mainstream Western cuisine. Their trusted brand is now used in Michelin-starred kitchens around the world.

Because agar agar powder is used in such small precise quantities, it should always be measured out using high precision scales - a small difference in volume will make an enormous difference to texture! These pocket sized high accuracy scales are also perfect for any other molecular gastronomy ingredients, or to weigh out small quantities of salts (e.g. for curing) and spices. The high accuracy scales measure between 0.01g and a maximum of 100g. The scales come with a 3 year warranty 2 AAA batteries and a detachable lid/tray.

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