What Are Some Vegan Substitutes for Gelatin?


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Some vegan substitutes for gelatin include agar, carrageenan and Vegan Jel. Vegans and vegetarians cannot use gelatin in cooking because it is made from animal collagen.

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Agar is made of cooked and pressed algae and is often an ingredient in firm jellies and Asian desserts. One teaspoon of agar powder is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of gelatin.

Carrageenan is an extract of dried seaweed and is an ingredient in some vegan Kosher gel products. Carrageenan is a good sustitute for gelatin in jellies, puddings, mousses and ice cream.

Vegal Jel is made of vegetable gum, adipic acid, tapioca dextrin, calcium phosphate and potassium citrate. One-and-a-half teaspoons of Vegan Jel is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of gelatin.

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