Very few calories! This is a hydrocolloid (gelatinous substance that binds water) of a neutral taste derived from algae gelidium. From a nutritional point of view is full of vitamin B, A, C, D and K, calcium, iron and mucilage (65%). It is not completely absorbed by the human body (only 10%), therefore it has a low caloric intake and, at the same time, promotes intestinal transit. In respect to the pectin, it requires no sugar for gelling, so it is a good alternative in products with a low or zero sugar content, it is also thermoreversible (if melt, taking it to 90°, when it cools return as before). Neutral taste! Do you want to know the differences between the gelling agents and thickeners (pectin, starch, carob ...)? click here. WHY CHOOSE IT: • low in calories • thermoreversible • increase the satiating capacity of food • adjuvant to improve the situations of constipation USAGE Bring the water to boil, where you have a portion previously melted the agar agar, and later add the water remaining heated to 40°. If the final consistency is not what you want, you can bring back to the boiling point and add the desired amount of agar agar. Solubility. (in liquids taken to boiling) Quantity. from 2 to 6 g liter Temperature solubility. 85-90° Gelatinization Temperature. 35° PACKAGE CONTENTS: Agar agar powder, 12 pieces package . Average nutritional values per 100 g of product: Energy Value (Kcal): 168 Protein (g): 0 Carbohydrates (g): 0 of which sugars (g): 0 FAT (g): 0 Fibre (g): 84 Sodium (mg): 100 Ingredients. Agar agar powder.