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Hispanagar AGARITE

Agarite is a food grade agar optimized for use in high sugar products and for foods that require a higher gelling point such as that seen in bakery products, jams, icings and glazes. Agarite is available in a variety of gel strengths and is ideal in products that require rapid gelling.

Ingredient Name: Agar

Functions: Gelling Agent, Stabilizer, Thickener, Viscosity Modifier

Labeling Claims: Kosher

Physical Form: Powder, Solid

Features: Good Gelling Properties

End Uses: Canned Meals, Doughnut, Fermented Milk Products, Icing, Jams, Marmalades, Pastry Preparations, Yogurt

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Ingredient Name
Food Additive Number
E 406, INS 406

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Food Ingredients Features

Applications & Uses


Agarite is an ingredient used in food industry as gelling, stabilizing and thickening agent. Its main applications are fundamentally based on the enormous gelling power, high hysteresis and perfect gel reversibility. Examples of final products where Agarite is used: icings and donut covers, gelatin replacement, water jellies, sterilized canned products, dietetic marmalades, yogurts, gelled milk and other applications with speci fic textures. Guidance use: 0.5-1.0% in solution depending on the final product,texture and property to achieve.


Physical Form
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acid Insoluble Mattermax. 0.5%-
Arsenic Contentmax. 3ppm-
Ash Contentmax. 6.5%-
Cadmium Contentmax. 1ppm-
Colorimetrymax. 0.3--
Foreign Insoluble mattermax. 1.0%-
Gel Point (at 1.5%)35 - 40°C-
Lead Contentmax. 5ppm-
Loss on Dryingmax. 20%-
Melting Point (at 1.5%)85 - 90°C-
Mercury Contentmax. 1ppm-
Particle Size (Through 60 mesh)min. 95%ASTM
pH (at 1.5%)6.0 - 7.5--
Transparency (at 1.5%)max. 35NTU-
Water Absorptionmax. 75ml-
Water Gel Strength (Nikan method at 1.5% at 20°C)700 - 1000g/cm2-
Microbiological Values
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
TAMCmax. 5000CFU/g-
TYMCmax. 300CFU/g-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Packed in 25 kg net paper kraft bags with a polyethylene liner inside.

Storage & Handling

Safety and Storage

Kept in original package unopened, under cool and dry conditions, the product will show no significant difference in the properties within the next 4 years from manufacturing date. No speci fic handling conditions are required.  Agar -agar is considered as non hazardous according to OSHA definition or ECHA.