Agar Agar powder is a wholefood and vegetarian gelatine substitute, produced from a sea vegetable. It is flavourless and odourless and often used as a thickening agent for making jelly, cakes and jams.
Ingredients: Agar agar
How to use
Agar agar can be used in most recipes that call for gelatin as a thickening agent, including sauces, preserves, soups and desserts. The same amount ofagar agar powder can be substituted for powdered gelatin in a recipe.
The ability of agar agar to gel is affected by the acidity of the other ingredients in the recipe. The more acid the ingredients (e.g. strawberries or citrus), the moreagar agar you will need. Some ingredients such as kiwi fruit & pineapple and some fresh tropical fruits like mango & paw paw do not work well with agar agar and they may not set at all, so be mindful of the ingredients you use!
As a general rule use of 1 teaspoon agar agar powder to thicken 1 cup of liquid.
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