What is Agar?
Agar agar is a vegan gelatine alternative derived from algae. I’ll be telling you what it is and how to use it. It’s use in culinary applications is becoming more widespread as more people choose to eliminate animal products from their diets. In this video, I made a rain drop cake to show the gelling properties of agar powder. There are a number of differences between agar agar and gelatine which I highlight in the video and I also explain how to properly use it for maximum success. There is a very specific method for making agar agar based gelled products that needs to be followed. If you are looking to purchase agar, you can find it at your local health food store or asian supermarket.