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Eden Foods Agar Agar flakes are a non-GMO, odorless, tasteless sea vegetable gelatin created by a long, slow process that combines a mixture of red algae sea vegetables of the Gelidium and Gracilaria species. Eden Foods Agar Agar is highly prized as a natural, pure vegetable quality gelatin and a much healthier alternative to commercial animal, chemical gelatins.
The eight varieties of wild sea vegetables used in Eden Foods Agar Agar Flakes are hand harvested from the Northern Pacific Ocean in the autumn, then spread out on beaches to sun dry. In the winter the dried plants are taken to the mountains where they're cooked for several hours. This thick mixture is poured into trays and allowed to gel before cutting into bars. The bars are placed outside in snow covered rice fields on bamboo mats suspended from short bamboo frames. During the cold night the gelled bars freeze solid and ice forms on the surface. In the morning when the temperature rises, the ice melts and runs off. The bars are left to repeatedly freeze and thaw for ten days. After ten days all the moisture is gone, resulting in lightweight, off-white bars of agar. The bars are then crushed to produce Eden Foods Agar Agar Flakes. The flakes are easy to use, do not require long soaking and quickly dissolve in hot water or juice.
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Unlike commercially produced agar agar flakes, Eden Foods Agar Agar Flakes are naturally made without the use of sulfuric acid as a softening agent or inorganic bleaches and dyes used to whiten the sea vegetables and rid them of their odor. Simple boiling and air drying Eden Foods Agar Agar Flakes makes it a superior quality, pure vegetable gelatin, containing no animal products or chemicals. Eden Foods Agar Agar Flakes are very low sodium, low calorie, fat and cholesterol free.
Eden Foods Agar Agar Flakes are the perfect all purpose gelatin. Use in making desserts such as puddings, custards, mousse, jello, preserves, jams and pie fillings. Also use to make a variety of vegetable, bean, noodle and fruit aspics. Fruit aspics are referred to as 'kanten' in Japanese and macrobiotic cookbooks.
Serving Size: 1 tbsp. (1.5g) Servings Per Container: 18
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For firm gelatin for fruit salads or children's finger gelatin: Use 1-1/2 tablespoons of agar agar flakes per cup of water, tea or juice. If a softer jello like texture is desired, use 1 tablespoon of flakes per cup of water, tea or juice. If the juice is quite acidic such as grape, orange or lemon, slightly more flakes will be needed to achieve a jello like texture.
To thicken pie fillings: First soak the flakes in a 1/4 cup of water for 20 minutes, then simmer until the flakes are about half dissolved. Then add pie filling ingredients and continue cooking at least 20 minutes. Note: soymilk, dairy milk, and other thick or fatty ingredients make it difficult for agar agar flakes to dissolve quickly. Blending the ingredients in a blender after cooking further breaks down the flakes when using in thick pie fillings like pumpkin pie. Another alternative is to grind the measured amount of agar flakes in a coffee bean grinder or a small blender until it becomes powder. This makes it easier for the agar to dissolve.
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