• See also seaweeds
  • Agar gel is made from sea plants. It is not raw because the extraction process involved boiling.
  • Many of the commercial extraction processes involve the use of chemicals. You may want to avoid this and look for the more traditionally made products.


  • Clearspring Agar Flakes, known askanten in Japanese, are a high quality vegetarian alternative to gelatine for making desserts, jellies and aspics. Clearspring Agar Flakes are traditionally made from sea plants in Japan. They have a neutral flavour and are free from any bleaching chemical or softening agents.