agar-agar


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a·gar

 (ā′gär′, ä′gär′) also a·gar-a·gar (ā′gär-ā′gär′, ä′gär-ä′-)
n.
1. A gelatinous material derived from certain marine algae. It is used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in many food products.
2. A culture medium containing this material.

[Short for Malay agar-agar.]

agar-agar

A vegetarian gelatine, made from seaweed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agar-agar - a colloidal extract of algaeagar-agar - a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
agar, nutrient agar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
Translations

agar-agar

[ˌeɪgəˈeɪgəʳ] Ngelatina f, agar-agar m

agar-agar

(ˈaːgaːrˈaːgaːr) noun
(a jelly made from) seaweed, used in medicine, cooking etc.
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Agar-agar was the main ingredient of the seaweed salad, the Tausug Agalagal.
Filipinos who toil under the heat of the sun, whether harvesting palay or agar-agar, strive hard to provide food for their respective families and likewise try to feed our nation.
Agar-agar hawker Chin Choy Yuan, 49, said the salt baked chicken seller once boasted to her that he did not need a licence, since he had 'powerful contacts' and as such could set up his stall wherever he pleased.
Chef Clinton presented a Cao Lau with picked cucumber and agar-agar sprout.
Agar, which derived its name from the Malay word for seaweed, agar-agar, is used in making jellied desserts, as stabilizer in pie fillings, piping gels, icings, cookies, cream shells, and as thickening and gelling agent in poultry, fish and meat canning.
In culinary practices, starches, pectin, and agar-agar are commonly used as food binders, especially in desserts and sauces.
by Times News ServiceMake lemon custard with agar-agar this weekend.
Park Hyatt Seoul has chosen five ingredients registered on 'The Ark of Taste' -- Jeju green soybeans, Jeju traditional pork, blue abalone, agar-agar weed and pheasant yeot -- to create this high-quality dinner menu.
In theory, the water is solidified using agar-agar and is then put into a spherical mould to be set.
Used in cooking, agar-agar is a gelatin made from what?
The autoclaved and cooled motility agar medium contains (peptone 1 g, sodium chloride 5 g, agar-agar 4 g, distilled water 1000 ml) was poured in glass Petri plates and allowed to solidify.