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 iHerb Customer on Feb 14, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I have only used it once, so I have not been able to test it properly. I used it for making strawberry jam and the kids where very satisfied.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 02, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I really wanted this to make gelatin. However using it as it says ... 2T to a pint of liquid ... made it like rubber, and was not edible. I am going to try again using much less to see if I can get it more to my liking, (Jello).
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 24, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Good for making natural gelatin. I am going to try to make carrot cheese with this agar agar. I have heard it is like cheddar cheese but natural.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
1 tbsp per 1 pint of fruit juice seems a bit much if you want to make a vegan jelly, though it depends on what kind of fruit juice you're using. I used at least 1 1/2 tsp for (on separate occasions) melon soy milk and milk tea; the jelly does get firmer than expected. Look up online for reference on how much agar-agar to put to the jelly you're making.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 22, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I think i works as well as the gelatin.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 19, 2007 | Verified Purchase
This product is all that claims. The company name has been around for a very long time. The price was right, too.
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 12, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I tried using this powder the very day it arrived and was greatly disappointed. The directions on the label for the dessert create a hard rubbery concoction that my husband tasted and then threw away......It's a shame because I bought 4 bottles of the stuff.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 08, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Super awesome product. Crazy fast shipping.