Extracted from Gelidium and Gracilaria algae (Rhodophycae) this agar is the purest and most refined form with strong gel force we have tested. Agar forms thermoreversible gels at very low concentrations with no after tastes. These gels melt at high temperatures superior to 185/195_F and set at 85/115_F showing a remarkable hysteresis.
Agar is a low calorie ingredient offering a short and breakable texture in the mouth. Aromas can be introduced at low temperatures.
Agar is used at concentration of 1% or less. Sprinkle agar in hot solutions (175_F) stirring well for several minutes. It is recommended to to premix agar with 1 to 3 times the weight of sugar or another powder. Gel will form on cooling.