Agar

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A form of seaweed that has been dried to be used as a thickener in food. Traditionally used in Asia, it can be substituted for gelatin. It actually sets stronger than gelatin and does not require refrigeration to set up, so not as much of it is needed to achieve the required effect. It is often used in commercially produced ice cream as a thickener. It is also known as agar-agar, kanten and Japanese gelatin.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Calories306
Protein6g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates80g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars2g
Potassium1125mg
Sodium102mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size2 tbsp (1/8 cup)
Calories26
Protein0g
Total Fat2g
Total Carbohydrates6g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium226mg
Sodium9mg
Cholesterol0mg

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