Agar is a natural alternative to gelatin made from animal collagen and bone. It also sets faster without the need for refrigeration and can be reheated repeatedly without degrading.
Use in facial masks, hair packs, herbal body wraps, soaps, shampoos, hair spray, styling mousse, skin creams, lotions and other cosmetic formulations.culinaryUse to thicken jellies, preserves, custards, puddings, vegetable aspics, soups, ice cream and other foods. Agar is also used as a clarifying agent in beer making.industrialIn the food industry, agar is an emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener and gelling agent known as E406. It is widely used in hundreds of cosmetics, from dandruff shampoo and hair coloring to SPF moisturizers and sunless tanning products. Agar is also used in dentistry to make dental impressions.
Obtained from red algae, agar agar is a vegetable-based source of protein and an alternative to animal-derived gelatin. Perfect for vegan and dairy-free diets, use agar agar to thicken puddings, sauces and other foods.
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Cuisine||egg white substitute: 1 egg white = 1 tablespoon agar mixed in 1 tablespoon of water.|
|Handling / Storage||To be stored in a cool, dry place.|
|Flavor||Agar is flavorless.|
|Shelf Life||3 Years|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Dietary Preferences||All natural, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|