Agar is derived from the polysaccharide agarose, which forms the supporting structure in the cell walls of certain species of algae, and which is released on boiling.
Agar has been used as an ingredient in desserts throughout Asia, and also as a solid substrate to contain culture media for microbiological work. Agar can be used as a laxative, an appetite suppressant, a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, a thickener for soups, in fruit preserves, ice cream, and other desserts, as a clarifying agent in brewing, and for sizing paper and fabrics.
Dried Seaweeds 99.99% (Agar-Agar), Colour: E102 & E133
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place
Product of the Philippines
1. Place 1100ml water in a pan.
2. Add 2 bars (20g) agar-agar to soften.
3. Cook using low heat, stirring constantly until agar-agar fully dissolved.
4. Add sugar and other flavouring as desired.
5. Continue stirring until mixture becomes homogenous.
6. Pour into dessert pan/ mould and chill.