Gelling agents are crucial for all kinds of cakes and desserts – what would no-bake cakes, cheesecake and panna cotta be without gelatine? But sometimes you’d rather avoid animal-based gelatine as it doesn’t suit your diet or for health-related or ethical reasons. Our agar is the perfect alternative!
What is agar?
Agar is a 100% plant-based gelling agent obtained from blue or red algae. The agarose it contains makes it set. Although agar is obtained from algae, in the cooled dish, it’s completely colourless, with a neutral odour and taste.
And how do you use agar?
As a gelling agent, agar is usually up to ten times stronger than gelatine. This means converting recipes and measuring the right amount can be tricky. Not with our agar leaves!
These make recipe conversion easy: two agar leaves = six gelatine leaves. So you can whip up cheesecakes, desserts and much more in a few easy steps – without using animal gelatine.
The prepared product contains:
|Energy (kJ)||801 kJ|
|Energy (kcal)||198 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.1 g|
|of which sugar||0.5 g|
* Reference for an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal).
Information for persons with allergies and/or intolerances
This product contains the following allergenic ingredients according to the law:
Due to our wide range of products, different articles are produced on the production lines, so that traces of certain allergens cannot be completely avoided despite careful processing: