These agar facts can be used to help make decisions with regards to including agar in your diet.

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About Agar

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.

Nutrition Facts

You can use the following information to decide whether or not to include agar in your diet.

Agar is:

  • Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium
  • High in Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper.

The nutritional value of agar means that it's good for:

  • Losing weight
  • Maintaining good health

The nutritional value of agar means that it's not so good for:

  • Gaining weight

Nutritional Values

The following table outlines the basic nutritional values of agar.

Preparation Portion Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Fat (g) Energy (kj)
Agar - dried 100g 81 8 0.5 1280
Agar - soaked 100g 7 0.5 0 110

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