Agar agar is a red algae, used as a vegetarian equivalent to gelatine when making jellies and aspics. It’s 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 be weighed out in precise quantities; it sets faster than gelatine and has a higher melting point which gives jellies a chewy texture, rather than dissolving in the mouth.
Agar agar is also known as kanten in Japan and dongfen in China.
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Ingredients: Agar agar
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