Agar agar is the "vegetarian gelatin". It is derived from a South East Asian red seaweed.
Agar agar has no calories, no carbohydrates, no sugar and no fat, and is 80% fiber. It absorbs glucose in the stomach, passes through the digestive system quickly and inhibits the body from retaining and storing excess fat. Its water absorbing properties also aids in waste elimination.
Agar agar absorbs bile, and by doing so, causes the body to dissolve more cholesterol.
So, a diet that includes regular consumption of agar agar will improve digestion and waste elimination, reduce cholesterol and help you feel full, which will help you lose unwanted weight.
Agar agar has several advantages over the traditional gelatin namely:
Basic directions for use
Contains No: Sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Botanical Name: gracilaria lichenoides/Gelidium amansii/various red algae
Origin: Natural from Sri Lanka/Refined white powder (kanten) from Japan
Notes: aka "jelly jelly", agar weed. Non-irradiated. Certified Kosher.
Precautions: As a dietary supplement take 2-3 tsp with at least 1 cup (8 oz) liquid; contraindicated in bowel obstruction.
Specifications may change without notice.
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