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Is agar-agar vegan?

Agar-agar is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is agar-agar?

Agar-agar is a versatile and nutrient-rich food ingredient that is derived from seaweed. It is commonly used as a vegetarian substitute for gelatin due to its gelling properties, but it has many other applications in the food industry. Agar-agar is also a good source of fiber, calcium, and iron, and it has been linked to several health benefits such as aiding in digestion and promoting satiety. It is odorless, tasteless, and easy to use, making it a popular ingredient in a wide range of recipes, including desserts, jams, jellies, and even savory dishes.

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