Also Known As: Kanten, Japanese Gelatin, Vegetable Gelatin or Agar
Ingredients: Agar Agar Powder
Taste and Aroma: Flavorless
Uses: A vegetarian substitute for gelatin, agar agar is primarily used for thickening in: Desserts, soups, ice cream, brewing, jelly, jello, custard, gravy and sauces.
Substitutes: Unflavored Gelatin (Not Vegetarian)
Fun Fact: Agar Agar's absorption properties is the basis of the popular Kanten Diet in Asia, which has shown preliminary encouraging results in obesity studies.