Agar Wood

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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agar wood Aquilaria agallocha, a fragrant wood commonly used in oriental incense, has occasional culinary uses. Paula Wolfert (1973), calling it aga wood, identifies it as one of numerous possible ingredients in the Moroccan spice mixture known as ras-el-hanout. In Morocco it goes under the Arabic name of oud kameira.