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Agar-Agar: The Halal Alternative to Gelatin

Agar Agar is a combination of sea-derived flakes that gels when combined with liquids, making it perfect for vegetarians and those concerned with eating halal since it’s an all-natural substitute for pork-derived gelatin and any other non-halal, non-dhabiha meat source of gelatin (which can also come from beef).

Find each kind in health food stores, Asian stores, Indo-Pak stores and online. Here are a few resources to help: Eden Organics (buy direct) wild, hand-harvested agar agar flakes Whole Foods Market (sells Eden Organics) In the Chicagoland area, try Uni Mart (Filipino Food Market) where they sell inexpensive agar agar that you must break off to flake and measure yourself (as in the second photo). 7315 W Dempster Ave (between Harlem Ave & Oketo Ave) Niles, IL 60714 (847) 663-8388   *Please note: I do not endorse all products at these stores to be halal

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  1. i’m so glad i came across your site! this is so useful :)

  2. agar-agar is from indonesia we indonesian eat jelly made from agar-agar i’m glad any person in the world use agar-agar because its halal and comes from natural

  3. is that available in canada?

  4. Not necessarily indonesia.. Sabah, Malaysia is also one of the seaweed jelly manufacturer..

    I wish there are more halal gelatins in the market..

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