Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Agar Agar

Agar Agar, also known under the product name Kanten, is a vegan replacement for gelatin. Agar agar is processed from red algae into sheets, flakes and powder. The powder and flakes are easy to work with and are high in proteins and fiber. Use 1 teaspoon agar powder to thicken 1 cup of liquid. Click here for some recipes, but please do not forget, we cannot treat the sheets, flakes and powder the same way. The ratio is 1 to 3 (powder to flakes) so if your recipe tells you to use 3ts of flakes, you use 1ts of powder. For acid juices you will need more. It does not work with lemon juice or products with chocolate in it. It works wonderful for vegetable aspics.
If you live in Thailand, you can buy agar here.

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