09/07/2019 | Ingredients

Gelita develops first vegan gelling agent in sheet form

Gelita AG, global market leader in the production of gelatine and collagen peptides, has expanded its gelling agent portfolio by presenting a world-first: agar-agar sheets. Historically, plant-based agar-agar has only been available in powder form often as a mixture with other gelling agents.

Now, using a new manufacturing process, Gelita has succeeded in producing pure agar-agar as a standardized sheet. This format offers numerous advantages in culinary applications. Agar-agar sheets eliminate the ambiguity of spoon measurements and complicated conversions of different powder solutions. Every single sheet has an exactly defined and identical gelling strength, greatly simplifying its use in recipes, ensuring a successful dish every time.