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Properties and Benefits of Agar-Agar

The agar-agar seaweed has nutritional properties similar to other types of seaweed, but what makes it so special is its particularity of gelatinizing any recipe ...The alga agar-agar does not add flavor, however, its texture is very pleasant and the way to prepare it...

Nori

Porphyra, is the scientific name of the well-known nori seaweed, it is small with folds, it has a reddish or purple coloring, although when it dries it turns black, and when it cooks it turns green. Thanks to the popularization of Asian cuisine, in the preparation of...

Tips for using Agar Agar

As we already know the agar-agar is a powder that is obtained from algae and is used as gelling agent. The first difference we have in the kitchen is that it is a gelatine of vegetable origin with a gelling power ten times superior to that of gelatine, which,...

Algae and their nutritional value

Since ancient times, algae have been part of the traditional diet of coastal communities. Today they are still very popular in East Asia, especially in Japan, China and Korea. Recently, algae have awakened the general interest of being a very nutritious food with...

Tips for using Wakame

- You can consume it alone, simply soaked, or you can take it in the form of broth, boiled in water for a few minutes you will get a very revitalizing soup. - The soups acquire an excellent flavor and texture when they are incorporated with leaves of wakame seaweed,...

Sea lettuce

Ulva lactuca, is the real name of edible seaweed commonly known as sea lettuce because it has long green leaves, much like leaves of lettuce. Its growth occurs in the intertidal zones, growing in the boulders and discovering during the low tide. It is present in...

Seaweed as human food

It may be strange to eat algae, but we must know that for the inhabitants of certain countries like Japan, China and Korea algae plays an important part in the daily diet. The excess of fats, cholesterol and calories in our western diet promotes the search for new...

Wakame

Undaria pinnatifida, this is actually called the Wakame seaweed, this species is native to Japan and recorded its entry into our country in 1992, probably with the arrival of some ship. It is scattered along the Argentine coast from Playas Doradas (Rio Negro) to...