Clearspring Japanese Agar Flakes - Gelling Agent

Clearspring Japanese Agar Flakes - Gelling Agent
Clearspring Japanese Agar Flakes - Gelling Agent
  • 28 g
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Clearspring’s Japanese Agar Flakes - Gelling Agent is a natural, plant-based alternative to gelatin for making traditionally vegan desserts, jellies, aspics, meringues and marshmallows. Japanese Agar Flakes are made from the sea vegetable Gelidium and Gracilaria. Agar has limitless uses and makes for an incredibly versatile addition to any accomplished chef’s pantry.


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  • Known as 寒天 (pronounced: “kanten") in Japanese
  • Made using traditional methods and only one plant-based ingredient in Japan
  • Alternative to gelatin
  • Makes wonderful desserts, jellies and aspics
  • In Russia, agar is often used as a replacement to pectin when making jams and marmalades
  • Agar is super high in fibre (~80%)
  • Agar jelly cubes make for a lovely addition to fruit salads
  • Sugar and fat free


  • Sprinkle over the liquid in a saucepan before heating
  • Heat without stirring, then simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the flakes dissolve
  • Pour into a mould and cool to set
  • Clearsprings recommends the following ratio: one heaped tablespoon of agar flakes for 250ml of liquid
  • If the liquid being used is acidic (vinegar, lemon juice, etc) then more agar flakes would be needed

Did you know? Nowadays, almost all commercial agar-agar is made using sulphuric acid to dissolve the starches, and chemical bleaches and dyes to neutralise the colour and flavour of the sea plants. However, a few small craft producers, such as the family who make Clearspring Agar Flakes, still use the traditional slow method.


  • 28 g


  • Agar Sea Vegetable (Gelidium, and Gracilaria Spp.)

Country of Origin:

  • Made in Japan

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