Agar Agar is a seaweed hydrocolloid, or phycocolloid, with a long history of use as a gelling, thickening and stabilising food additive. It is considered to the strongest natural hydrocolloids gums, also the perfect substitute to animal-source gelatin.
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|Packaging||Cartons, Bags, Drums|
|Payment Term||T/T, L/C|
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Where is agar agar obtained from?
It is a family of linear galactan polysaccharides obtained from the cellular walls of red seaweeds, Gelidium and Gracilaria are the main species utilised 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.
1. Agar Strips
Gracilaria (or Geldium) → Alkaline leaching → Washing → Bleaching → Boiling gel → Filtering → Pushing strips → Freezing → Dehydrating → Drying → Finished product → Packaging.
2. Agar Powder
Gracilaria (or Geldium) → Alkaline leaching → Washing → Bleaching → Boiling gel → Filtering → Pressing → Drying → Crushing → Finished product → Packaging.
You will enjoy all grades and forms of agar products, including:
|Appearance||It is a fine powder or strips with a slightly off white color and neutral odor and taste.|
|Chemical And Physical Characteristics|
|Gel Strength(Nikkan Method)||Powder: 500-1200 g/cm2 Strips: 500-700 g/cm2|
|Starch Dextrin||Not Detectable|
|Gelatin And Other Proteins||Not Detectable|
|Water Insoluble Matter||≤15%|
|Heavy Metal||≤1 Ppm|
|Acid Insoluble Ash||≤0.5 %|
|Total Plate Count||Max 5000 CFU/g|
|Yeast and Moulds||Max 300 CFU/g|
|E.Coli||Absent in 5g|
|Salmonella||Absent 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.
As one of the professional and responsible agar suppliers, in addition to providing you with quality products, we also try our utmost to offer you flexible packaging solution, 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
10 g Neutral 20 g Red Ribbon 10-1000 g Private Label 10 Kg Neutral
You will enjoy:
A variety of packaging styles, Flexible loading methods, Small order quantity, Prompt delivery time ...
|Loading Quantity - Agar Agar Powder|
|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 - Agar Agar Powder|
|Bags or Carton Packaging||Within 2-3 weeks after the prepayment|
|Drum or Tin Packaging||Within 4-6 weeks after the prepayment|
|Loading Quantity - Agar Agar Strips|
|10 Kg Pp Woven Bag||1*20' FCL||250 bags||2,500 Kgs|
|10 g Plastic Bag||250 bags= 250 Bundles *||1,200 Kgs|
|20 g Plastic Bag||250 bags= 250 Bundles *||1,200 Kgs|
|Delivery Time - Agar Agar Strips|
|Bulk 10 Kg Packaging||Within 2-3 weeks after the prepayment|
|Retail Small Packaging||Within 4-6 weeks after the prepayment|
- If 10 g plastic bag, 1 bundle =10 g * (400-500)=4.0-5.0 kgs;
- If 20 g plastic bag, 1 bundle =20 g * (200-250)=4.0-5.0 kgs.
- From Packing Design, Packing Material Selection, Packing Printing to Manual packing, Delivery, all in one package service.
We only choose the 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.
The most important characteristics of agar agar are the following.
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 and thus agar can be used in special diet food.
Agar applications in the food industry are based on its special characteristics and the most important applications are the following.
2. Non-Food Applications
Agar in Microbiology:
Its uses in microbiology are based on the 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 litre of culture media.
Agar in 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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