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Agar-agar
Agar-agar
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Also called: Japanese gelatin

Japanese: Kanten

 

Flavors of Japan

A shiny gelatin-like product made from a red seaweed called “tengusa.”

Agar-agar is neutral in flavor and has setting properties five times stronger than regular gelatin. It is used in making pastries and certain desserts.

Note: Agar-agar doesn’t need to be refrigerated in order to set.
 

 

 
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