Agar Agar is a natural gelling agent, thickener and foaming agent. It is obtained from the extraction of red seaweed from the Gracilaria family. These algae are washed, crushed and the paste obtained is chemically treated to be used as a stabilizer in some foods and to make jellies.
CHARACTERISTICS: Agar (E-406) is a hydrophilic colloidal polysaccharide composed primarily of D-galactose molecules. It is extracted from certain natural strains of seaweed from the Gelidiaceae and Sphaerococcaceae families, and from related red algae of the Rhodophyceae class.
It comes in white, yellowish white or pale yellowish powder.
The gelling capacity can be normalized by the addition of dextrose or maltodextrins or sucrose.
APPLICATIONS: This gelling agent is of great interest in cooking because it makes gels that keep its structure hot. Agar gels are translucent, firm and clean cut and have a tendency to syneresis. It can be used for fruit slices, hot jellies, ravioli, cannelloni ...
HOW TO USE: Dissolution: mix the amount of agar to be used with water or another cold liquid and heat until boiling. Gel quickly, let cool to gel properly. It is a translucent gel, firm and brittle; thermoversible
The gel point is between 34-37 ° C and the melting point between 86-90 ° C.
Note: in acidified aqueous solution loses its gelling capacity.
Guidance doses: use 2–4g / l for soft gel; 5-10g / l for hard gel.
PROPERTIES: Agar Agar is the main vegan and vegetarian alternative to gelatin. It also acts as a laxative; has vasculotropic and vasomotor activity; It is rubefacient and decongestant, relieves postherpetic neuralgia in Herpes zoster infections and has antibacterial properties.
INGREDIENTS: 100% vegetable, red algae.
COLOR AND FORM: It is presented in white, yellowish white or pale yellowish powder.
FORMAT: 350 gr polypropylene boat.
CONSERVATION: keep in a cool and dry place.
ALLERGENS: may contain traces of gluten, soy, nuts, molluscs and sesame.
DATE OF CONSUMPTION: 2 years.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION. Each serving of 100grs.
Energy - 1423 kJ / 340 kcal
Fat - 0,4 g
Saturates - 0,0 g
Carbohydrates - 83,1 g
Sugars - 0,0 g
Fibre - 0,6 g
Protein - 1,1 g
Salt - 0,00 g