Agar agar can be used in place of gelatin in any recipe. To use agar agar, take approximately around 1 gram of agar agar for every 100 ml of liquid. Add the agar agar to the liquid and gently heat it in low flame or use double boiler till it is completely melted. Once completely melted, let it cool a bit and then pour into containers and leave it to set at room temperature. Agar agar sets pretty fast.
Agar Agar Side Effects
Agar agar should be taken only after it is dissolved in water else it will swell and block the esophagus, making it very difficult to swallow. Usually agar agar does not cause allergies but if you experience allergic reactions like itching or nausea, stop consuming it and consult a doctor immediately. Consuming too much agar agar can lead to problems like diarrhea or abdominal pain so always have it in moderation. I couldn’t find any drug interactions with agar agar.