Agar Powder is derived from a red seaweed. Pacific Harvest's popular Agar is odourless and flavourless so can be used in a wide variety of recipes without impacting the flavour. Agar offers a range of nutrients including iron, calcium and magnesium with low sodium so is suitable for those on a low sodium diet. It has some surprising health benefits (including weight loss and anti-inflamatory) and is suitable for those on a low GI diet.
Agar powder is a nutrient rich plant-based alternative to gelatin, a thickener for soups and dressings, to make fruit preserves, vegan ice cream, jellies, cheesecakes other desserts. It has a high fibre content (up to 70%) so can also have a mild laxative effect. It is said to soothe the digestive tract and is fat free, containing no calories. You can use Agar as an substitute for gelatin, or egg replacement in raw and vegan recipes.