Now Foods, Real Food, Agar Powder, 2 oz (57 g)
By Now Foods112 Reviews
Expiration Date: Jul 2017
Shipping Weight: 0.24 lbs (0.11 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-06410
- UPC Code: 733739064103
- Package Quantity: 2 oz (57 g)
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 4.2 in, 0.2 lbs (0.09 kg)
- Important Note:
Now Foods has explained that there is no ADDED salt in this product. The sodium listed is part of the sodium sulfate complex which is NOT salt (sodium chloride).
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.82
- 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 health, 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 added 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.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
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.
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.