Agar Agar Powder

What is Agar Agar

Agar Agar is a hydrocolloid extracted from red seaweeds that is widely used in the food industry and in certain scientific and industrial applications.  

As one of the professional agar powder suppliers, and exporters in China, Gino is dedicated to supplying superior Agar Agar products from reliable manufacturers. With our variety of Gelling / Stabilizing systems, we can create tailor-made solutions perfectly matched to the needs of our customers. 

Contact us to ask about a single hydrocolloid gum or food stabilizers (blends & systems) that would work for your products. Should you have any questions please feel free to send an email to [email protected].

Agar Agar Powder

CategoryThickeners, Stabilizers
E NumberE406
CAS No.9000-70-8
H.S. Code1302310000
PackagingCartons, Bags, Drums
Payment TermT/T, L/C

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What is Agar Agar Made of ?

It is a family of linear galactan polysaccharides obtained from the cellular walls of red seaweeds, Gelidium and Gracilaria are the main species utilized for commercial agar production.

Gelidium species were the original materials used in Japan, but shortages in World War II led to the discovery that Gracilaria species were suitable if the seaweed was treated with alkali during processing.

raw material of agar agar: gracilaria

Production Flow Chart

Agar Powder

Gracilaria (or Geldium) → Alkaline leaching → Washing → Bleaching → Boiling gel → Filtering → Pressing → Drying → Crushing → Finished product → Packaging.

Our Product Range

You will enjoy all grades and forms of agar products, including:

Specification Sheet

Sensory Characteristics
AppearanceIt is a fine powder with a slightly off white color and neutral odor and taste.
Chemical And Physical Characteristics
Total Ash≤5%
Gel Strength(Nikkan Method)Powder: 500-1200 g/cm2
Mesh Size80-100
Starch DextrinNot Detectable
Gelatin And Other ProteinsNot Detectable
Water Insoluble Matter≤15%
Heavy Metal≤1 Ppm
Acid Insoluble Ash≤0.5 %
Microbiological Characteristics
Total Plate CountMax 5000 CFU/g
Yeast and MouldsMax 300 CFU/g
E.ColiAbsent in 5g
SalmonellaAbsent in 5g



Specification Sheet is for guidance and reference only. Customer’s results may be different due to variations in testing conditions, equipment and methods.

Our Packaging

As one of the professional and responsible agar powder suppliers, in addition to providing you with quality products, we also try our utmost to offer you flexible packaging solutions, to provide you customize packaging, and our aim is simple, just to:

  • Build up your brand sense and develop your private brand
  • Promote your own brand image.
  • Give your promotional marketing efforts a boost.
  • Make you stand out from your competition.

      PP Woven Bag           Kraft Paper Bag         Carton Box                  Fiber Drum                  Square Tin Box     

Loading & Delivery & Shipping

You will enjoy:
A variety of packaging styles, Flexible loading methods, Small order quantity, Prompt delivery time ...​

Loading Quantity
Packaging Container Quantity Net Weight
PP Woven Bag 1*20' FCL 640-720 Bags 16-18 MT
Kraft Paper Bag 640-720 Bags 16-18 MT
Carton Box 540 Boxes With Pallets 13.5 MT
600 Boxes Without Pallets 15 MT
Drum 320 Drums With Pallets 8 MT
400 Drums Without Pallets 10 MT
Square Tin 1,000 Tins With Pallets 10 MT
1,200 Tins Without Pallets 12 MT
Delivery Time
Bags or Carton  Packaging Within 2-3 weeks after the prepayment
Drum or Tin Packaging Within 4-6 weeks after the prepayment

We only choose well-reputed shipping lines to ensure safety and time. From our warehouse to the destination port, or even to your warehouse, "Full Tracking Service" is always with you.

Agar Agar Properties

The most important characteristics of agar agar powder are the following.

Agar Agar Benefits

Low in calories, fat, sugar, and carbohydrates, but high in soluble fiber;


Seaweed-based gums, the perfect substitute for animal-derived gelatin;


Firmer and stronger gel


It can not be degraded by the bacteria, so used as the preferred medium used in laboratories to grow bacteria.


Agar Applications - Uses of Agar

1. Food Applications

Agar Agar was the first hydrocolloid to be used in the human food industry. In the beginning, it was only used in the Far East, but the applications have been extending all over the world for more than a century.

In the human food industry, agar is used mainly as a gelling agent and in a secondary way as a stabilizing agent and for controlling viscosity. It is used as an additive, not as a nutrient. The gelling power of agar is so high that it is used at 1% maximum concentration; for viscosity control and as a stabilizing agent the proportion used is 1/100 or less. For this reason, the ingested quantities are very small and, because agar is not easily digested by the human body, its calorie contribution is negligible thus agar can be used in special diet food.

Agar jelly, Water dessert jellies, Confectionery, Bakery products, Dairy products, Fermented products, Canned meat and fish product, Soups and sauces, Fining agent, and Health foods.

2. Non-Food Applications

Culture media and other bacteriological applications, Plant tissue culture, Dental mold, and Pharmaceutical preparations.

Agar microbiology: 

Its uses in microbiology are based on special properties: a gelling temperature of 32-36°C, a melting temperature of 85-86°C, a lack of hydrolysis by bacterial exoenzymes, and its ability to be prepared without bacterial inhibitors. The above temperatures refer to culture media gelled with agar and which contain 10-11 g agar per liter of culture media.


Agar biology:

You may ask, Why is agar used to grow bacteria?

The use of agar in bacteriology is one of the most important uses and requires strict physical-chemical control as well as the absence of hemolytic substances and what is more important and difficult, the absence of any bacterial inhibitors. Robert Koch started using agar in 1881 to gel culture broths when preparing solid culture media and this was the first introduction of this oriental product to Europe.


Agar in pharmacy:

The application of agar in pharmacy as a smooth laxative is well known. Lately, it has been used as an excipient in pharmaceutical preparations. In some Western countries, agar is used as an antirheumatic since a prolonged treatment has permitted important improvements in patients' health. Agar has been used to stabilize cholesterol solutions.

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