Agar is produced from two species of red seaweed, Gracilaria and Gelidium. Agar reduces sugar crystallization in icings, forms bakery and confection gels, serves as a culture medium, and stabilizes bakery fillings.
- The strongest of the hydrocolloid gelling agents and is useful when firm gels are desired
- Stabilizes sugar in icings, fillings, and meringues
- Suspends particulates
- Useful for melt point management
- Creates gels that set upon cooling to 90°-103°F and remelt when heated above 185°.
|Grand Opening of TIC Gums China|
Read the rest of this issue of the TIC Times As I reflect on the opening of TIC Gums China, my thoughts turn to the three generations of TIC Gums' owners who came before me and how different their experiences were from my own. Our role has been to ...