Agar - Agar

Agar – Agar

Agar-agar forms part of the family of hydrocolloids sold by us as a food ingredient (E-406). Its origin is in Asia and during the past centuries has been part of the traditional diets of large populations in the far East. Agars extracted from the seaweeds Gelidium, Gracilaria and Gelidiella have different characteristics. Gelidium and Gracilaria products are the most commonly used, and a range of products made from them and are available from us. This variety of the highest quality food agar ensures superior performance in any formulation.

We will advise on which particular extract will give the best performance in any given food product. Agar-Agar is an excellent gelling thickener agent as well as a natural source of vegetable origin dietary fibre.

We offer a complete range of different agars that cover all food applications:  Gold Agar, with low gelling temperature, is suitable for confectionery, glazing, dairy and meat products.  Agarite has an excellent compatibility with high sugar products and a higher gel point, ideal for products that require more rapid gelling.  Grand Agar possesses unique properties such as high transparency, high gel strength and a better solubility at lower temperatures.  The variety of food agar-agar that we offer permits its use for any formulation.

Important food applications are:

  1. Confectionery (water dessert jellies, sweets and candies, fruit jellies, candy fillings, jellies and jams)
  2. Pastry and bakery (icings and glazes for pastries, cakes and doughnuts)
  3. Dairy products ( yoghurts, milk desserts, fermented dairy products)
  4. Canned meat products (canned meat, meat in jelly)

The use of agar-agar in foods is based on its inherent properties

  • High gelling capacity
  • Wide pH working range
  • Resistance to heat treatment
  • Large hysteresis (difference between melting and gelling points)
  • No effect on flavours
  • Reversible gels
  • Gel stability


Product TitleSKUPriceQuantityAction
AMERICAN BACTERIOLOGICAL AGAR

1802-500 grams

£56.52
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BACTERIOLOGICAL HS AGAR New

1809-500 grams

£57.08
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EUROPEAN BACTERIOLOGICAL AGAR

1800-500 grams

£56.52
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INDUSTRIAL AGAR

1804-500 grams

£44.16
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PHARMACEUTICAL AGAR

1816-500 grams

£63.31
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PLANT PROPAGATION AGAR (PPA)

1812-500 grams

£44.16
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PURIFIED AGAR

1806-500 grams

£82.71
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V AGAR New

1815-500 grams

£58.04
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VITRO AGAR

1808-500 grams

£74.04
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