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, agar-agar (ag′ăr) (ag′ăr-ag′ăr) [Malay, gelatin]
1. A dried mucilaginous product obtained from certain species of algae, esp. of the genus Gelidium. Agar is unaffected by bacterial enzymes and therefore is widely used as a solidifying agent for bacterial culture media. It is used as a laxative because of its great increase in bulk on absorption of water. It is also used by vegetarians when recipes call for gelatin.
2. A culture medium containing agar.
3. A constituent of dental hydrocolloid impression materials.
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CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD WITH AGAR-AGAR Take 8 chicken breasts and boil it with salt and then shred it.
Caption: Figure 4: Cast was duplicated with Agar-Agar and wax pattern with a bracing arm on 13 and 25 was prepared over it
The milk was heated at 90[degrees]C for 5 min, after it, the samples are cold to 70[degrees]C, 60[degrees]C and 50[degrees]C for starch, [kappa]-carragenan and agar-agar respectively.
The company, a producer of natural food thickeners and gelling agents based on marine algae (Agar-agar and Carrageenan), specialises in the production of semi-refined Carrageenan.
Beneficial products already derived from cultivated marine organisms (Figure 4) include agar-agar from seaweed, the basis of solid support bacterial culture media.
1/2 cup fresh cranberries 1/4 cup chopped, seeded, and peeled oranges 1/4 cup cored and peeled ripe persimmons or apples 1/3 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 tablespoon agar-agar gelatin flakes Lettuce, parsley, or other greenery for garnish
'The cheese is made of almond milk set with agar-agar seaweed, and colored with turmeric.
Furthermore, a P500,000-fund transfer was made by DOLE-CO to the Provincial Government of Tawi-tawi as an advance for the approved project proposal entitled Agar-Agar Farming Project.
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi - Local and foreign tourists visited tourist destinations and diving sites here while awaiting for the province's 42nd founding anniversary and the 14th Agar-Agar Festival which start Sunday.