Agar Agar is a gelatinous substance that is derived from the cell walls of seaweed. A fantastic plant based alternative to gelatine. Naturally gluten free and makes a great jelly substitute.
Benefits of Agar Agar
The fibre found in Agar Agar has many digestive benefits. It absorbs toxins from the gut and gastrointestinal tract, carrying the toxic waste safely out of the body. Often used as a remedy for constipation, the soluble fibre found in Agar Agar absorbs water in the gut and forms bulk which acts as a natural laxative. Regulating and cleansing the bowel is one of the cornerstones of digestive health.
Agar Agar is high in calcium and magnesium, and whilst calcium is famous for its contribution to strong and healthy bones, a lesser known fact is that it must be in balance with magnesium to increase bone density. A common problem in western diets is too much calcium and not enough magnesium which can lead to painful calcification of joints and the formation of kidney and gallstones. Luckily Agar Agar contains a healthy balance of these two important minerals, alongside manganese – a nutrient that is vital to the metabolism and formation of bones.