Agar agar is flavorless and odorless. It has no calories, no carbohydrates, no sugar and no fat, and is 80-percent fiber. It absorbs glucose in the stomach, passes through the digestive system quickly and inhibits the body from retaining and storing excess fat. Its water absorbing properties also aids in waste elimination. Its claim to fame is it is a vegetarian version of gelatin which is a beef or port by product. Also, it sets up at room temperature. There is an agar agar diet that helps because it has no calories and the fiber gives you a feeling of fullness. Make an agar agar gel and cut it into chunks–or use a Japanese agar press to form noodles. Season with soy sauce and enjoy.
Agar Agar – Vegetable Gelatin
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