Agar

Category: Cutting Terms
Submitter: Chef_Frank

Agar



- A vegetable gelatin made from various kinds of algae or seaweed. The algae are collected, bleached and dried. Then the gelatin substance is extracted with water and made into flakes, granules, powder or strips which are brittle when dry. Primarily used as a thickening agent.

Submitted on:  Tue, 08-Jun-2010, 21:24