Agar Nutrition Facts
These agar facts can be used to help make decisions with regards to including agar in your diet.
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Agar, also known as "agar agar", is a natural vegetable geletin derived from red algae. It is often used as a thickening agent in sweets and other foods.
In Asia, agar-agar is often used in soups and jellies. In India, agar-agar is sometimes referred to as "China grass" and is used in deserts. In Japanese cuisine, agar-agar is often used to make a desert called "anmitsu" - a mixture of agar cubes and fruits or other ingredients.
You can use the following information to decide whether or not to include agar in your diet.
The nutritional value of agar means that it's good for:
The nutritional value of agar means that it's not so good for:
The following table outlines the basic nutritional values of agar.
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