Special IngredientsModern GastronomyAgar Agar Powder 100g

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Our Agar Agar is a premium quality refined powder. Agar Agar is a versatile vegetarian gelling and thickening agent, mainly used as a superior vegetarian alternative to Gelatine. Our Agar Agar provides odourless, colourless superior quality gels even at very low concentrations. It can be used to produce hard, brittle, transparent and neutral gels that resist acidic pH down to 3.5. Agar Agar gels melt in the mouth giving excellent flavour release. It becomes soluble at about 90-100°C and sets when the solution has cooled at around 40-45°C. Agar Agar can be reheated up to 85ºC without any melting. Due to the products gelling properties it is invaluable for modifying the structure of hot creams and mousse.

  • Produce heat resistant gels and jellies that can withstand temperatures of 85ºC
  • Produce strong, rigid gels that can be sliced
  • Use in a whipper gun to make light heat stable mousses
  • Use to improve jams and custards texture
  • Add to fruit juice to produce heat stable purées
  • Create fluid gels for sauces
  • Use to thicken liquids
  • Add to water based icings to avoid the need for refrigeration

How to use: The dosage rates of Agar Agar is between 2-10g per 1kg of solution. To make a firm jelly / gel you will require approximately 7-10g. Soak the Agar Agar in the liquid solution for 5-10 minutes, then gently bring to the boil stirring constantly until all the Agar Agar is dissolved. Heat the solution to approx 100ºC. The solution will then set upon cooling at around 40–45°C. The gelling abilities of Agar Agar are affected by the acidity or alkalinity of the ingredients. Acidic fruits require greater amounts. The ph solubility of Agar Agar is: 4.5–9.0. If you have not used enough Agar Agar the solution can be boiled and more added to achieve the texture you require.

Storage Conditions: Please store in dry, cool conditions and not in direct sunlight. Shelf life of 2 years.

Ingredients: Agar Agar E406

Dietary Information: Suitable for Vegan’s & Vegetarian’s, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Halal friendly, Kosher friendly

Typical Nutritional Information:

Based on typical content/100g

Energy:                         359kCal

Protein:                        1.7g

Carbohydrate:             8%

Fat:                                0.1g

Fibre:                            2.2g

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Weight 0.250 kg