Agar Agar

Agar products are extracted from specific types of red seaweed. As a food ingredient, agar has become a versatile solution for a number of applications and a critical part of the manufacture of gelled products. Its ability to form a thermo-reversible gel and the considerable difference in its gelation and melting points make it functional as an ingredient to increase gel strength and structure in icing, glazes, and confections.

Tilley Distribution is one of the nation’s top agar agar suppliers and your trusted source for the highest quality agar products available. Talk with a Tilley/ISI representative today.

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Types of Agar Agar

There are several types of agar although not all are suitable for food applications. The two species of seaweed used for producing food-grade Agar are gracilaria and gelidium, with gracilaria being the most commercially available. Strip agar is traditionally reserved for at home cooking, while powder agar is much more useful in full scale food manufacturing applications.

The most common types of agar in food applications are:

  • G-type agar – Gracilaria
  • RS-Type – Gracilaria
  • S-Type – Gracilaria
  • GA-Type agar – Gelidium

Applications: What is Agar Agar Used For?

Agar is a useful ingredient to provide gelation, and other benefits to food products, including:

  • Jams and jellies
  • Pie fillings
  • Fruit syrups
  • Custard
  • Flan
  • Glazes
  • Icing
  • Bread dough
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Is Agar kosher?

Agar Agar can be certified kosher upon request.

Is Agar halal?

Agar Agar can be certified halal upon request.

Is Agar Agar vegan?

Agar Agar is organic allowed. Further certification is available upon request.

Choose Tilley Distribution to Be Your Agar Distributor

Tilley Distribution is your reliable, quality-oriented Agar agar distributor. Our quality control measures, delivery efficiencies, and proven supply chain security ensures that ISI is the strategic partner you need to meet your production needs.

Contact an ISI technician today by phone or email.