iHerb Customer Reviews
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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).
Great Gelatin Replacement
Posted by rabbit on Sep 05, 2012
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.
Some Info & My Opinion
Posted by autumn on Jul 07, 2010
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 Reviewer2377004 on Oct 27, 2007
GREAT. I'm very happy with this product. I take it after dinner and am able to avoid eating again during the evening hours.
Posted by Reviewer1202829 on Feb 28, 2011
Im making agar pudding with berrys and lemon ( + stevia) and it tastes great. it makes me really full - and hopefully slimmer in the long run since it's low calories and very filling) I use one table spoon of powder pr 1/2 liter water - wich is less than what the package describes.It makes the pudding perfect!
Posted by Mjuuugly on Mar 30, 2010
Terrific vegan alternative to gelatin, tastes nothing and I use it in gel, mousse, dessert and soup.
Posted by Reviewer1620176 on Mar 25, 2008
Agar powder is a super food. I am so glad to find it here at such a reasonable price
Great, but doesn't work with certain fruits
Posted by MentaPiperita on May 27, 2014
I like this product very much. I use less than the recommended amount and I get very good results (3 level teaspoons for one litre of liquid gives a firm texture). However, it doesn't work with certain fruits. The first time I used it I tried to make pineapple jelly but it didn't set at all. I searched for information and read that the enzymes of certain fruits (like pineapple and kiwi) react with agar agar and prevent it from setting. Apart from that, it's an excellent substitute for gelatin, I can finally make vegetarian pudding and desserts! I will definitely buy again.
good product at good price
Posted by 4921697260692442527 on Oct 17, 2014
will buy again
Posted by 5232393925144283905 on Dec 05, 2014
This is the first time I've used agar agar so I have nothing to compare it to, but I used it to help set some homemade coconut yoghurt and it worked perfectly.
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Posted by gettingwell on Jul 10, 2013
This seems like a small amount but it isn't because it goes a long, long way. I found that I only needed about 1/3 of what the recipe called for which was about 1/4 tsp. This is the same as agar agar and is a great replacement for a thickener to be used in jello's or Panna Cotta.