Agar Gum

What is Agar Gum?

Agar gum, also known as agar-agar, is a natural hydrocolloid derived from seaweed. It is widely used in the food industry as a thickening agent, gelling agent, stabilizer, and emulsifier.

It is also considered a vegetarian alternative to gelatin, which is derived from animal collagen.

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Agar Gum Distributor & Supplier Information

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Information About Agar Gum

Agar acts as an emulsifier and binding agent and also aides in gelling, stabilizing, texturizing, and thickening of various items such as beverages, baked goods, confections, dairy products, dressings, processed meats, and sauces. Agar is also used as a vegan gelatin substitute, a thickener for soups, preserves, and ice cream, and used as a clarifying agent in brewing.

Agar, extracted from red algae plants, is a type of algal gum. It is compromised of agarose and agar pectin. It forms a gel at low concentrations, resulting in an opaque color and chewy texture, offering versatility for use in both cold and hot food products.

Appearance: Opaque color with a chewy texture.

Particle size: Dependent on application.

Solubility: Soluble in hot water.

Viscosity: Various external factors contribute to agar’s viscosity such as concentration, temperature, presence of metal ions, electrolytes, non-electrolytes, and mechanical stirring shear.

About AIFI - An Agar Gum Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading agar gum supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of gums and hydrocolloids distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality gums and hydrocolloids at competitive prices.