Agar Agar packet

What is agar agar and where can you buy it?

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Discover what agar agar is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

What is agar agar?

Agar agar is a gelling agent extracted from red algae and is used as a vegan alternative to gelatine. It is usually found as flakes or as a powder and is made from seaweed, although it has no flavour or scent. It is used in a similar way to gelatine, so is suitable for use in jellies, gels and set custards.

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Where to buy agar agar

Cooks’ Ingredients Agar Agar, £4/40g, Waitrose

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Buy Whole Foods Online Agar Agar, £4.17/50g, Amazon