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Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder

Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder

by Pastry Star

Regular price $2,000.00 Sale

Derived from red algae, agar agar has been a popular gelling agent in many Asian cuisines for centuries. Its versatility as a plant-based alternative to animal-derived gelatin makes it a favorite choice for vegans and vegetarians. Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder is one such product that offers this alternative.



  1. Jellies: When it comes to setting jellies, agar agar's firm texture ensures that the final product has a consistent wobble without being too brittle. Unlike gelatin which requires refrigeration to set properly, agar sets at room temperature and remains firm even at higher temperatures.

  2. Puddings: In traditional puddings, gelatin often provides the structure and consistency. Using Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder ensures that the pudding is set perfectly, achieving a similar texture without the use of any animal products.

  3. Custards: While custards typically rely on the coagulation of egg proteins for their texture, some versions use gelling agents for added stability. Agar agar can be seamlessly incorporated into custards to provide a smooth and creamy consistency.

  4. Sauces: Thickening sauces can sometimes be a challenge. While some might use gelatin to provide a velvety consistency, agar agar powder can offer a similar effect without altering the flavor of the sauce.

  5. Nappages: Nappage, a glaze used to give pastries a shiny finish, often contains gelatin. Agar agar can provide the same glossy finish, ensuring that your desserts look as delightful as they taste.

  6. Candies: Many gummy candies and marshmallows contain gelatin as a gelling agent. With Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder, you can achieve the desired chewiness in candies without any animal derivatives.



  • Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly: As agar agar is plant-based, it's an excellent option for those who follow vegan or vegetarian diets.

  • Higher Melting Point: Unlike gelatin, which melts at body temperature, agar agar has a higher melting point. This means that dishes made with agar agar can hold their shape better at warmer temperatures.

  • Faster Setting: Agar agar sets more rapidly than gelatin, which can be advantageous when preparing dishes that require quick setting.

  • No Flavor: Agar agar is virtually tasteless, ensuring that it doesn't interfere with the original flavors of the dish.


Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder is a versatile tool in the culinary world, offering a plant-based alternative to traditional gelatin. Whether you're catering to dietary restrictions or simply looking for a reliable gelling agent, this product can meet a variety of needs. This product is Clean Label, Kosher Pareve. Enjoy bulk Pastry Star Agar Agar Powder at wholesale pricing,.


Agar Powder Packaging: 20 lbs. 


 Allergen Information: None


Ingredients: Agar Powder


 Shelf Life: 24 Months


Item Number: PS40419

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