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.
Posted by autumn on Jul 07, 2010 | Verified Purchase
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 iHerb Customer on Oct 08, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Posted by parttimehealthyeater on Oct 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I tried to use the agar powder to make red wine gummies and it turned out...they were more like jellies than gummies...and tended to melt easily if not in the fridge.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 10, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 17, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Don't use often, but good sub for jello.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 10, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I tried to make coconut milk yoghurt which did thicken at first but then lost its thickness for some reason. Need to try the recipe again with less water.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 28, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I bought this to make jelly. I can get it to set but usually it sets too hard - I've tried three times to get the recipe right but my son still won't eat it! giving up for a while.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 28, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Turned to jelly, you need a lot of product. The taste is not liked.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 09, 2010 | Verified Purchase
A good alternative for gelatin, but hard to use, takes practice.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 14, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Have only used it once, but it was satisfactory for the purpose I bought it for.
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