Agar Agar is a gelatinous substance that is derived from the cell walls of red seaweed – most notably Tengusa (Gelidiaceae) and Ogonori (Gracilaria).
Agar Agar is considered a healthy addition to weight loss plans due to it being low in calories, fat, sugar and carbohydrates. An appetite suppressant, Agar Agar is chiefly made up of water-soluble, indigestible fibre and is known as a “hydrophilic colloid”. It attracts and absorbs water, increasing bulk with very few calories which gives a feeling of fullness that allows people to reduce their food intake. The fibre found in Agar Agar has many digestive benefits. It absorbs toxins from the gut and gastrointestinal tract, carrying the toxic waste safely out of the body. It is high in calcium and magnesium, and whilst calcium is famous for its contribution to strong and healthy bones, a lesser known fact is that it must be in balance with magnesium to increase bone density.
Agar Agar is a polymer made up of sub-units of the simple sugar molecule galactose which is commonly referred to as “brain sugar”. It is vital for the development of the brain in babies and children, and can be produced endogenously by the body as well as supplemented from foods such as Agar.
100% Kanten (Agar Agar)