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It is considered a soluble dietary fiber and is often used as a replacement for gelatin.

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Agar (cubes in the form of crystals). Gelling agent for confectionery products - Ingreland

Agar Supplier

It is considered a soluble dietary fiber and is often used as a replacement for gelatin.

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What is Agar?

Agar is a unique ingredient used in a variety of culinary applications. It is a type of seaweed that is harvested and processed to create agar powder, which is commonly used as a gelling agent in the food industry. When agar powder is mixed with water and heated, it forms a jelly-like substance that can be used to thicken and stabilize a wide range of foods, from fruit preserves to puddings. Agar jelly is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, and agar agar powder is widely available from food distributors for use in both commercial and home cooking. Food grade agar is a high-quality product that meets strict standards for purity and safety, ensuring that it is safe for consumption. 

In the baking industry it:

  • Stabilizes icings, glazes and coatings
  • Provides bulk to low calorie breads
  • Is a popular vegan alternative in recipes

Origin

Legend has it that a small town innkeeper in Japan offered seaweed jelly to a visiting Emperor in the 17th century. Some of the jelly was not eaten and thrown away. The innkeeper found it frozen the next morning and discovered that it was now a low density, crumbly cracked substance that could be reheated to form jelly once more.

Industrialization of agar in its dry stable form began in the 18th century and was called kanten in Japan. Agar-agar is of Malayan origin and agar is the most widely accepted name, however, it is also known as gelosa in French and Portuguese speaking countries.

Commercial Production of Agar

Different red algae seaweeds from the Rhodophyceae class can be utilized to make agar.
Currently the industry uses the following seaweeds for production:

  1. Gelidium (original source of genuine agar)
  2. Gracilaria
  3. Pterodadia Capillace
  4. Gelidiella

Seaweed can be gathered at shore, cut from beds or cultivated. Once it is harvested, it is cleaned, dehydrated, pressed and then extracted for the polysaccharides agarose and agaropectin. Methods of extraction vary. After extraction, it is frozen, dried, milled and screened for use.

Agar Supplier

Ingreland offers a wide range of agar products derived from natural sources, specifically red-purple marine algae. Our agar is carefully processed to ensure consistent quality and functionality, making it a versatile and effective ingredient for various food and non-food applications.  

Our agar products are stored in recommended conditions to maintain their quality and are available in different packaging options.

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Function

  • A 1.5% solution will be clear and forms a firm gel after boiling and cooling to 34-43°C.This gel is strong and will not melt below 85°C.
  • This gelling power allows the addition of agar to gluten-free baking formulations to provide desirable viscoelastic properties.
  • Similar to other seaweed hydrocolloids, agar can improve dough stability, reduce staling and extend shelf life of baked products.

Application of Agar

Icings:

  • Water-based (for wrapped and unwrapped baked goods). Boil agar (0.35%) in sugar-water solution, then add this mixture to the icing sugar. Apply icing hot at 50-60°C.
  • Fat-based (for cakes). Dry blend agar (0.5%) with salt, emulsifiers, dextrose, starch and sugar, mix into creamed fat based cake icing and heat the entire mixture to 48 °C while mixing.

Fillings:

  • Suspend agar (200 grams) in cold water, add 10 fruit pulp (10 kg) and sugar (10kg). Boil for 10-15 minutes.

Our products are manufactured to the highest standards and is guaranteed to meet your expectations. Plus, our knowledgeable team is always on hand to provide support and guidance whenever you need it. So why wait? Contact Ingreland Ingredients Suppliers today to learn more about our products and how it can benefit your business. We look forward to working with you!

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Product range

Product range Standards Descriptions
Agrila™️ PG900
Agar agar powder 900 g/cm2
Agar is derived from red algae that is often used in microbiology as gelling agent, dairy products, soups and sauces, beverages and confectionery
Agrila™️ PG1200
Agar agar powder 1200 g/cm2
Agar is derived from red algae that is often used in microbiology as gelling agent, dairy products, soups and sauces, beverages and confectionery
Agrila™️ SG
Agar agar stripe 700 g/cm2
Jellies, agar-agar pudding
Agrila™️ IST
Instant agar agar powder
Yogurt, dairy

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January 5, 2024

I was searching for the best supplier to get the best deal. I came to know about Ingreland from Google and first I hesitate to contact these people but when I contacted their customer care centre answered all my queries and assisted me very well. The staff is knowledgable and then I placed my frist order. I received agar just within 2 days by DHL. Ingreland service and customer support is too good. Surely I am going to place the new order soon. Looking forward to a long term business relationship Ingreland team.

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Henry P

Fast delivery

December 21, 2023

The product arrived at my doorstep in just a few days, which was much faster than I expected. The packaging was secure and the product was in perfect condition. I appreciate the efficient and timely delivery

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Pablo

Good quality

December 20, 2023

Quality of the agra powder is good and delivered within time.

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Javier Cortez

High-Quality Skincare Ingredient for Enhanced Offerings

December 19, 2023

As a skincare manufacturer, we are always looking for high-quality ingredients to include in our products. The Agar product has been a game-changer for us. The quality is exceptional and the results are noticeable. We highly recommend this product to any business looking to enhance their skincare offerings.

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Diego Hernandez

Works fantastic!

December 16, 2023

Awesome natural product that makes a myriad of desserts and foods. Agar has a higher melting point than gelatin. Fun for mixed drinks and cool juice drinks.

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Jacob Miller

great quality agar, performs as expected!

December 12, 2023

I am impressed with this tryptic soy agar. The price is quite competitive, making it an excellent choice. I decided to pour some plates myself and I found the set up to be very convenient. The agar dissolved perfectly, which made the process even easier. For a few plates, I used 4 grams of agar to make 100 milliliters of solution, and the results were fantastic.

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Dixie

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December 7, 2023

I am so happy with your product and timely service 👍👍 .

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