x (quatre_vingts) wrote in vegancooking,


I was at the international market today and came across what seem to be strips of agar. The package was imported and written in Japanese, and cost $1.69 for 40 grams. The strips are thin but strong, pretty bland, and look like this:

The nutritional info given boggles me, though. While the only ingredient is "agar agar", it says that a serving of 18 pieces and 50g has something like 260 calories and all sorts of sugar and fat and stuff. I thought agar had almost no nutritional value, so between the price and the nutritional info I'm confused-all the agar I've seen before cost way way more than that. Is this the agar you use to jel stuff, or something else? And how do I use it in strip form?
Tags: agar-agar
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