Spiral Foods Agar Agar is a firm textured, white gelatine derived from seaweed. It can be used to make aspics and jelly.
Agar has no calories and is a good source of dietary calcium and iron. It is effective in decreasing blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and constipation. Kanten does not lose any nutrients from cooking however, consuming it with vitamin D will allow the calcium to be absorbed more effectively. To better absorb iron and accelerate the secretion of gastric juices, eat Kanten with vegetables and fruits which are abundant in vitamin C.
Prepared Agar Agar can be added to Bonsoy soy milk, miso soup, salads and juice, as well as desserts such as jelly and pudding.
Includes a recipe for Bonsoy Kanten on the packaging.