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AGAR AGAR FOOD GRADE POWDER


 

Agar Agar is used as 100% vegetarian substitute for Gelatin (manufactured from animal bones and skin) in the food industry. The usage is fast gaining ground due to the worldwide shift for products of vegetable origin. Agar Agar has been used for many centuries as high performance gelling agent.

Its ability to produce clear colourless, odourless, and natural gels without the support of other colloids has long been exploited by the food industry as a stabilizing and gelling agent. Agar Agar gels at 34°C to 42°C and melts at

80°C to 98°C. This unmatched natural hysteresis offers a definite advantage particularly with regard to the shelf life of food preparations.


PACKING


  • Bulk : 5,10,20, 25 kg Cartons
               25 kg fibreboard drum
               25kg polybag

  • Retail : 500, 250 gm polycontainer
               10, 25gm satchet


APPLICATIONS


CONFECTIONARY


Agar can also be used as a coagulator; thickening agent, emulsifier and stabilizer in the manufacture of confectionaries like gums, caramels, marshmallows etc.


FRUIT JUICE SOFT CANDY


The transparency and taste of the soft candy will become better if 0.8 -1.5% Agar Agar is added.


DAIRY PRODUCTS


Agar Agar is used in dairy based products like yoghurts, ice-creams, mousses, chocolate milks, custard tarts, custards etc. incorporation takes place at pasteurization stage. It is considered as a cost effective stabilizer for dairy products where water retention is of importance. It can also be mixed with other colloids to improve their final texture.


JAM AND BAKERY


Agar is used as a thickening agent in low calorie marmalades, jams, processed meat products, bakery fillings, icings, prepared soups, ice-creams, etc. and as a gelation agent in doughnuts, low calorie marmalades, jams, jelly candy, fruit yogurts, acidified creams, cheese, puddings, custards, flans, fruit desserts, whipped fruit pulp, etc. Agar can also be used in spreadable products like honey, butter, peanut butter, jam products like honey butter, peanut butter, jam products (Substitution of pectin to decrease sugar level).


MEAT & HAM


Adding 2% Agar Agar can form gel that can adhere effectively to scrap meat.


CRICKET FARMING

Agar Agar provides crickets and other feeder insects with a safe, clean water source in a convenient gel form. This easy-to-use formula eliminates many of the problems associated with traditional watering methods, such as the formation of deadly bacteria and loss through drowning. Due to its unique characteristics, Agar has gained tremendous importance in the field of cricket farming.


OTHER APPLICATIONS OF AGAR AGAR FOOD GRADE


Fruit Jellies
Zeffir
Souffle
Marmalades
Jams
Canned food

Soft Candies
Marshmallow
Condensed Milk
Bakery Fillings
Ice Creams
Creams & Sauces

Puddings and Flans
Choco Bombs
Doughnuts / Yogurt
Falooda
Tarts

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TYPES : 500 GS, 800 GS, 900 GS, 1000 GS and 1300 GS.

PARAMETERS

Food Grade 500 GS

Food Grade 800 GS

Food Grade 900 GS

Food Grade 1000 GS

Food Grade 1300 GS

CLARITY

CLEAR

CLEAR

CLEAR

CLEAR

CLEAR

MOISTURE

15% MAX

15% MAX

15% MAX

15% MAX

15% MAX

PH

6.0 - 7.5

6.0 - 7.5

6.0 - 7.5

6.0 - 7.5

6.0 - 7.5

ASH

<3%

<3%

<3%

<3%

<3%

GEL STRENGTH

500-550 gm/cm²

800-850 gm/cm²

900-950 gm/cm²

1000-1050 gm/cm²

1300-1350 gm/cm²

GELLING TEMPERATURE

37 - 40°C

37 - 40°C

37 - 40°C

37 - 40°C

37 - 40°C

MELTING TEMPERATURE

88 -95°C

88 -95°C

88 - 97°C

88 - 97°C

88 - 97°C

SWELLING INDEX

> 8 ML

> 8 ML

> 8 ML

> 8 ML

> 8 ML

WATER ABSORPTION

55 - 68 ML

55 - 68 ML

55 - 68 ML

55 - 68 ML

55 - 68 ML

GELATIN

PASSES TEST

PASSES TEST

PASSES TEST

PASSES TEST

PASSES TEST

EXTRANEOUS MATTER

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

STARCH

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

ACID INSOLUBLE ASH

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

< 0.5%

TOTAL COLONY COUNT

<1000 CFU/GM

<1000 CFU/GM

<1000 CFU/GM

<1000 CFU/GM

<1000 CFU/GM

ENTEROBACTERIACEAE

ABSENT

ABSENT

ABSENT

ABSENT

ABSENT

COLIFORM BACTERIA

ABSENT

ABSENT

ABSENT

ABSENT

ABSENT

SALMONELLA

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

E.COLI

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

MOLD

< 100

< 100

< 100

< 100

< 100

YEAST

<100

<100

<100

< 100

< 100

ABOUT MERON GROUP

Today Marine Hydrocolloids is the only exporter and market leader in the supply of quality Agar Agar in India. We are the exclusive supplier of Agar to many MNC'S and also to 90% of the commercial tissue culture laboratories in India and several leading laboratories across the world.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

MERON GROUP

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Cochin - 682 005, Kerala, India.
 +91 484 2227241/2223703/2220802
+91 484 2220801
Customer Care No: +91 9895767366
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