Did you know that kanten, also commonly known as agar (or agar-agar), was initially discovered in Japan?
It is a Japanese traditional product with about 400 years of history. Kanten is an essential ingredient for making Japanese sweets (wagashi) as a coagulant agent.
It’s ideal for beauty and detoxification!
Since kanten is made from red seaweed – most notably(Gelidiaceae) and Ogonori (Gracilaria), it’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans.
*This photo was taken in cold dry winter in Nagano, Japan, where Kanten is made individually by hands.