Food Grade Agar Agar

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Description of Agar Agar Food Grade

Agar is a natural high-molecular amylase extracted from gracilaria and gelidium which are both red algae.

As one of the three most extensively applied seaweed gels in the world, it is applied in the food, pharmaceutical, household chemical, and bioengineering sectors.

In the food sector, agar works as a gelatinizer, thickener, and stabilizer. It can react with some substances to become complexes and therefore is extensively applied in various types of beverages, jellies, ice creams, soft candies, canned foods, meat products, fruit jams, and dairy products.

In Japan, food grade agar (kanten) is deemed as the food with the highest content of dietary fibers and has been directly taken for 400+ years


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Agar Properties

Agar agar is a kind of hydrocolloid, available in powder or strip, insoluble in cold water, and soluble in hot water. Agar agar is white or off-white, odorless, or slightly odorous.

FDA has listed agar as a recognized safe product.  As a gelatinizer, agar is widely used in the food industry as a suspending agent, thickening agent, stabilizer, or clarificant.

Fruit chewy candy made from agar has a refreshing mouth-feel and higher transparency than normal chewy candy.


Agar Advantages


As a 100% natural plant product, it is an ideal substitute for animal gelatin and has 6 times more gelling power than animal gelatin.


In addition, food grade agar has a very high satiating effect and contributes a high amount of natural fiber, making it ideal for low-calorie diets.

Agar is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in calcium, folate, iron, and vitamins amongst others. It is ideal for people interested in weight loss and maintaining good health.


Gelatin is cheaper. However, food grade agar is more cost-effective than animal gelatin because the food takes less time to set or "gel". Two grams of agar is equivalent to about six grams of gelatin.

Agar Specification

1AppearanceOff-white to yellowish powder
2Moisture (105℃ 4h), w/%≤ 12.0
3Total Ash (550℃ 4h), w/%≤ 5.0
4Gel Strength (1.5%,20℃, 4h), g/cm2≥ 900 g/cm2
6Starch TestPass
7Gelatin TestPass
8Acid-insoluble Ash, w/%≤ 0.5
9Water-insoluble Substance, w/%≤ 1.0
10Arsenic(As), mg/kg≤ 2.0
11Lead(Pb), mg/kg≤ 5.0
12Cadmium(Cd), mg/kg≤ 1.0
13Mercury(Hg), mg/kg≤ 1.0
14Total plate count, CFU/g≤ 5000
15E.ColiAbsent in 5 g
16SalmonellaAbsent in 5 g

Packaging, Storage and Shelf Life

As a professional and responsible agar agar food grade supplier in China, Gino Biotech not only provides customized products but also flexible packaging solutions.  We will help you boost your business and make you stand out from the competition by offering you custom packaging. 

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Store away from heat and moisture, preferably in a cool and dry place. The product, Food Grade Agar, when stored in these conditions and in its original unopened packaging, will maintain its initial properties for 24 months.

Food Grade Agar Applications

Agar applications in the food industry are based on their special characteristics and the most important applications are the following.

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Gino Biotech will always be your best supplier and a good partner for food grade agar and other hydrocolloids from China.

Contact Henan Gino Biotechnology Co., Ltd. for Technical Service or questions involving Agar Agar or ask at [email protected]


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