Instant Agar ( Quick Soluble Agar)

Best Spreadable Agar Supplier | Instant Agar with Good Solubility

Instant agar (spreadable agar) is a hydrocolloid extracted from red seaweeds that is widely used in the food industry and in certain scientific and industrial applications. 

As one professional and experienced spreadable agar supplier in China, we have extended know-how and experience in the research, application, and use of agar agar, so we could provide a full range of agar products, and one-stop-shop customized solutions perfectly matched to the needs of our customers.

Instant Agar | Spreadable Agar

Raw Materials

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Red Seaweeds

The bulk raw materials of our hydrocolloids products mainly originate from the natural and pollution-free seas of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries, including quality gracilaria, eucheumaottoni and gelidium. All our raw materials are green and environment-friendly and comply with domestic & national, EU & FDA standards.


Low-temperature Instant Agar (also called Quick Soluble Agar, Spread Agar, or Spreadable Agar) is a natural marine polysaccharide that is extracted and refined by a special process using natural seabed plants (seaweeds) as raw materials.







AppearanceOff-white to yellowish powder
Moisture≤ 12 %
Total Ash≤ 5 %
Low-Temperature Instant Capacity (50-55°C, 5 min)≥ 95%
Gel Strength
(1.5% at 20°C)

Low: 50-100 g/cm2

Medium: 100-300 g/cm2

High: 400-600 g/cm2

Ultra-High: ≥ 600 g/cm2

Mesh size80-100
Starch & DextrinNot detectable
Gelatin and other proteinsNot detectable
Water insoluble matter≤ 1%
Heavy metal≤ 20 ppm
Pb≤ 3 ppm
As≤ 2 ppm
Cd≤ 1 ppm
Hg≤ 1 ppm
Acid insoluble ash0.5 % max
Total plate count≤ 5000 cfu/g
Yeast & Mold≤ 300 cfu/g
E.ColiAbsent in 5 g
SalmonellaAbsent in 5 g

Differences Between
Standard Agar Agar and Instant Agar

ItemAgar AgarInstant Agar
Dissolving Temperature≥ 90 °C65 °C or 80-85 °C
Operation Time≥ 10 min2-5 min
Gel FormingSlowQuick
ProductSourcesColorDissolving TemperatureSetting      Temperature



Gel Strength


Standard AgarGracilaria and Gelidum seaweedsOff-white to yellowish powder≥ 90 °C35-45 °C≥ 10 min500-1200 g/cm2
Instant Agar ZN80XGracilaria seaweedsOff-white powder80-85 °C35-45 °C2-5 min400-600
Instant Agar ZN65XGracilaria seaweedsYellowish powder65-70 °C35-45 °C5-10 min400-600
Instant Agar ZN65CGracilaria seaweedsYellowish powder65-70 °C35-45 °C5-10 min100-200
Instant Agar ZN80CGracilaria seaweedsYellowish powder80-85 °C35-45 °C5-10 min30-100

Instant Agar vs. Pectin in Cake Glaze

 Instant AgarPectin
AvailabilityRaw material from tropical cultivated seaweed crops. Always availableDepends on the citrus crops harvesting
Gelation conditionDoes not require the special conditionRequire low pH and high Brix to gelify
HandlingEasily set, easily disperse, and dissolveNeed longer time to set

Gelatin vs. Instant Agar in Yogurt

 Instant AgarGelatin

Higher melting point. Guaranteed low whey-out phenomena.

Longer final product shelf-life


Lower melting point. Increased rate of phase separation. Shorter final product shelf-life
Culture and Religion AcceptanceVegan 100%, Vegetable origin. No religious issueNon-Vegan, Animal origin, severe restriction in religious beliefs.


As a professional and responsible instant/spreadable agar agar powder 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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Instant Agar Properties

  • Good Solubility

    It can be completely dissolved within 5-7 minutes at a low temperature of 55-60 °C.

  • Synergistic effect with sugar

    It has a certain synergistic effect with sugar, which can improve the gel strength.

  • Stable Viscosity

    Even at low concentration and low pH (2.0 - 7.0), the viscosity of low temperature instant agar is basically not affected, so the applicable pH range is wide.

  • Gel Hysteresis

    A 1.5% aqueous solution gels between 32°C-43°C and does not melt below 85°C. This is a unique property of agar, compared to other gelling agents.

  • No cations added

    Agar gives gels without flavour and does not need the additions of cations with strong flavours (potassium or calcium), it can be used without problems to gel food products with soft flavours.

  • Enhances flavours

    It assimilates and enhances flavours of products mixed with it and acts as a fragrance-fixer permitting their long term fixation.

  • Thermoreversible gel

    Its gel has excellent reversibility allowing it to be repeatedly gelled and melted without losing any of the original properties.

  • Transparent gels

    Transparent gels that are easily coloured can be obtained whose refractive index can also be easily increased by adding sugar, glucose, glycerine, etc., given them an attractive brightness.


  1. Extracted from natural seaweed, high-quality dietary fiber, Green, healthy and safe.
  2. It can be rapidly dissolved at 65-90℃ within 10 minutes.
  3. It can form a non-drawing gel with syrup and other solids, easy to stir.
  4. The product has high transparency, making the jam bright, similar to the mirror.
  5. It can be produced according to demand smear, gel, and adjustable strength.

Usage and Dosage


  1. Add 0.5-1% instant agar powder to water at 65-80℃ and keep stirring, dissolving for 5-10 minutes until the powder dissolved absolutely
  2. Add the mixture to syrup at 90℃ and keep 90℃
  3. Cool down to 70℃, then add citric acid to adjust the acid
  4. Add essence and pigment
  5. Add water then adjust to the corresponding weight
  6. Package, stand the product for 1 day. 

Dosage: Add according to the production process. It is recommended to add 0.2-1% of the final products

Instant Agar Applications


instant agar, spreadable agar in yogurt

Due to its quick solubility at low temperatures, It matches the process of dairy products by reducing the damage to nutrients by high temperatures. Widely used in yogurts and custard creams.

Bakery - Cake Glazes

instant agar, spreadable agar in cold glaze

It can effectively improve the gloss and water retention of baked products and has good effects of moisturizing, anti-drying, and rich taste and flavor while prolonging the shelf life of products. Good for cake glazes and fillings.


instant agar, spreadable agar in custard creams

It has a better ability to combine moisture and is effective in reducing water activity. It can increase the viscosity of jams in jam production.

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Gino Biotech will always be your best supplier and a good partner for spreadable agar, instant agar, and other hydrocolloids from China.


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