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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 plant-based gelatin alternative derived from seaweed, specifically red algae. It is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine, commonly used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in desserts such as jellies, puddings, and custards. Agar-agar has a neutral taste and can be used to make both sweet and savory dishes. It is also known for its high fiber content and low-calorie count, making it a popular choice among health-conscious individuals. In addition to its culinary uses, agar-agar is also used in scientific research as a culture medium for microorganisms.

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