Agar-Agar is a vegetarian gelatine produced from seaweed. Agar-Agar considered a healthy addition to weight loss plans due to its being low in calories, fat, sugar and carbohydrates. It is a part of a natural weight loss plan is known as the Kanten Diet in Japan. This entails adding a teaspoon of the powder to tea or hot water and drinking before meals. Promoting a feeling of satiety, it can also help to stabilize blood sugar and block the storage of fat. Agar used as a laxative, a vegetarian gelatine substitute, a thickener for soups, in fruit preserves, ice cream, and other desserts. It use as a clarifying agent in brewing, and for sizing paper and fabrics.