Agar-agar, the perfect ally for a plant-based diet.

Fri, 04/11/2022 - 11:03

We have previously described many of the properties of food grade agar-agar: its thickening and/or gelling properties, its contribution to the texture of foods or beverages... However, today we would like to mention its plant-based nature and the benefits that can be derived from it.

Agar-agar, which comes from algae, is a plant-based ingredient which, combined with its gelling properties when dissolved, makes it the perfect ingredient when it comes to consuming plant-based foods and reducing the consumption of ultra-processed foodstuffs.

By using agar-agar, anyone who wants to follow a plant-based diet, whether for health reasons, ecological awareness or because they are vegetarians/vegans, can enjoy a more varied but totally plant-based diet.

In addition, eating a plant-based diet has a positive impact on the health of the person following such a diet, as well as on the animals and the planet. Studies conducted so far comparing plant-based meats with their animal-based counterparts show that the environmental impact of the former is significantly lower in most of the environmental indicators examined, such as carbon footprint, water footprint or land use.

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact our sales department, we will be happy to assist you.