Agar

Discussion in 'Additives' started by ejtwofiftyfive, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. ejtwofiftyfive

    ejtwofiftyfive New Member

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    What does everyone think of agar (or agar agar)?

    Wikipedia says: "Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous substance derived by boiling a polysaccharide in red algae, where it accumulates in the cell walls of agarophyte and serves as the primary structural support for the algae's cell walls"

    Sounds kind of like carrageenan to me, which we know is no good.

    Reason I ask is I found a delicious canned dulce de leche, which unfortunately (?) contains agar, as well as disodium phospate.
     
  2. Daimyo

    Daimyo Member

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    Agar is made of carrageenan. It's a no-no.
     
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