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APPLICATIONS OF AGAR IN FOOD PROCESSING.

Agar is an ingredient used in kitchens all over the world, gaining great popularity in recent years, due to two fundamental characteristics: First, its great capacity to form gels, giving it a texturizing action. Agar, also called agar-agar, is composed mainly of fiber, which makes it a healthier option...

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AGAR CONTAINS MORE FIBER THAN AN APPLE

One of the most important properties of agar is that it is an abundant source of fiber for our organism. Fiber is essential in our daily diet for several reasons that we will detail below. As we all know, fiber balances our digestive system, but it is also beneficial...

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Agar in Michelin star kitchens

For four centuries, the French dominated haute cuisine, their recipes were handed down from hand to hand and their cookbooks became the rudder for future chefs. But in 2003, everything changed. Ferrán Adriá grabbed the cover of The New York Times with the headline The New Cuisine and after...

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AGAR: AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY OF PRESERVING FOODSTUFFS

New, more ecological and healthier alternatives are continually being sought when it comes to food storage. One of the most studied options is the use of agar. This polysaccharide is a very interesting option as it is a material whose raw material is of natural origin, renewable, biodegradable and...

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THE USE OF AGAR IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

The beneficial properties of algae for the skin have been known for centuries, but to see their application in industrial production we had to wait until France at the beginning of the 20th century. It was there that the first laboratories specialized in the research and development of cosmetic...

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AGAR POWDER, STRIPS AND FLAKES

Food agar can be distributed in different formats and, although the most common is agar powder, we can also find agar in strips and powder on the market. When agar is presented in powder and flakes, these contain a greater amount of fiber, since the agar is more concentrated....

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Agar is the healthiest hydrocolloid on the market

Agar is the healthiest hydrocolloid on the market Let’s begin with a short explanation of what hydrocolloids are. Hydrocolloids are a large family of polysaccharides and proteins that dissolve in water as colloids and are highly prone to forming gels. Thanks to these properties, they have a wide variety...

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Did you know that agar is used in diagnostic tests?

Did you know that agar is used in diagnostic tests? Thanks to agar and peptones, nowadays, it is possible to diagnose a large number of diseases. These are, for example, respiratory, digestive tract or urinary diseases. Some of them have effective treatments and others are of concern to the...

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Differences between Gelidium and Gracilaria alga agars

Differences between Gelidium and Gracilaria alga agars Agar-agar comes from different sea vegetables, usually from algae. The most commonly used algae for its production are red Agarophyte algae. There are several species of these algae, but there are two in particular that stand out for their high agar-agar content:...

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