Agar agar

Also known as Chinese grass, Ceylon moss and Kanten

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Agar agar (Chinese grass)

A thickening agent obtained from various Far Eastern seaweeds, agar agar is available as a powder, sticks and flakes. It is used mainly to make jellies and gelatine-like desserts.
  • Low-fat. High in carbohydrate, calcium and iron.