Now Foods, Real Food, Agar Powder, 2 oz (57 g)
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- 100% Pure Powder
- Vegetarian Substitute for Gelatin
- A Gluten-Free Food
- Your Recipe's Secret Ingredient
- Vegetarian/Vegan Product
Agar is a naturally gelatinous powder derived from marine red algae. It's perfect vegetarian substitute for beef gelatin in any food application, and makes an excellent thickener for soups, jellies, ice cream and more.
Because you are what you eat, NOW Real Food has been committed to providing delicious, healthy, natural and organic foods since 1968. We're independent, family owned, and proud of it. Keep it natural. Keep it real.
Agar can be used as a vegetable substitute for gelatin. Dilute 2 Tbsp of Agar Powder in 1 pint of water or fruit juice. Cook for 5 minutes and then add fruit or vegetables. Pour into mold and refrigerate until hard.
|Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (8 g)|
|Serving Per Container: about 7|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||6 g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||4%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Agar is a really great gelatin replacement. It works as a thickening agent for cold foods, but will melt again when exposed to heat. This makes it perfect for vegan cheeses, gel desserts similar to Jello, pudding, and gummy candies. It contains both calcium and iron, which helps if you are a vegan trying to incorporate these essential vitamins into your diet. Agar has become a staple in my pantry.
The manufacturer use-instructions for this item are just wrong : Shall One Add an Agar-Agar Amount Greater than 1.5 tsp. (teaspoon) to a "US Pint" (~473ml) Volume of Liquid, the outcome will usually be a Rock-Hard & Uneatable Hydrate ! (so hard that it might require a knife to handle it properly) --- Also, when boiled (while submerged in liquid), it emits an unpleasant potent algae/sea smell.
Posted by 5336361355068292634 on Apr 08, 2016
Good product, especially for sweets
Posted by 5270686656090900861 on Oct 22, 2015
Great vegan gelatin substitute.
Posted by 4900254805936551673 on May 24, 2015
Just as good as what I expected. If I need will buy it again.
I dont know...
Posted by 5575021163458367300 on Apr 16, 2015
I try to take a spoon for a couple of days but the taste its so unpleasant. I intended to be a collagen intake... Maybe ill use it for a jelly or something...