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Agar vs. Gelatin: Can You Substitute Agar for Gelatin?

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 2 min read

Agar and gelatin serve similar purposes as gelling agents and thickening agents in various recipes. While gelatin is made from animals, agar is made from red algae, which makes it a popular vegetarian substitute for gelatin.