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Agar Agar




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SKU: 5060341111785 ISBN: 5060341111785

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Our Agar Agar is a premium quality refined powder of European origin. Agar Agar is a versatile vegetarian gelling and thickening agent, mainly used as a superior Vegan 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 an excellent flavour release. It becomes soluble at about 90-100°C and sets when the solution has cooled at around 40-45°C. It can be reheated up to 85ºC without melting. Due to the products gelling properties it is invaluable for modifying the structure of hot creams and mousse. Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Non-Irradiated, Non-bleached. 

  • Premium Quality Pure European Grade.
  • Produce heat resistant gels and jellies that can withstand temperatures of 85ºC
  • Produce strong, rigid gels that can be sliced
  • Use a whipper gun to make light heat-stable mousses, to improve jams and custards texture and thicken liquids
  • Add to water-based icings to avoid the need for refrigeration
  • Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Non-Irradiated, Non-bleached.
  • Gel Strength (gr/cm2) > 900 at 20c.

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 re-boiled and more added to achieve the texture you require.

Storage Conditions:
Store in dry, cool conditions and not in direct sunlight. Use within 6 months of opening.  

Agar Agar (E406)

Information: Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Non-Irradiated.

Nutritional Information:
Based on typical content/100g: Energy: 698kj/174kcal, Fat: <0.1g, Of which saturates: <0.1g, Carbohydrates: <0.1g, Of which sugars: <0.1g, Protein: 0.4g, Salt: 1.77g, Fibre: 86.4g.

Labelling according to EU & UK Regulations.