How to prepare vegetable gelatine with agar agar and its benefits against constipation

The jelly is, probably, one of the most popular and popular desserts, especially among the smallest of the house, especially since it can be found with multiple and pleasant flavors (for example, fruit jellies are the ideal options in this sense, and also the healthiest ones).

However, most of the gelatin that we find today comes from the skin of the pig, which is tremendously rich in collagen, a protein that forms the connective tissue that gives strength to both muscles and tendons, and provides elasticity in both the bones and the skin.

For this reason it is an option that tend to discard those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, or who simply do not want to continue eating foods of animal origin. In these cases the ideal is to opt for the one known as vegetable jelly, that we can prepare with a name algae agar agar and to which we can in fact add the delicious juice of our favorite fruits.

Also, did you know that this type of vegetable jelly is extremely effective for help us improve our intestinal transit in case of occasional constipation?.

Agar agar is an alga rich in soluble fibers which act as a light laxative facilitating the proper functioning of intestinal transit. The gelling agent that is obtained with this alga is used both in the home kitchen and in the haute cuisine.

It does not provide any flavor and is also used to stabilize and gel gelato, yogurt, pastry and bakery products. In the home kitchen agar agar is ideal to help us thicken or tie sauces, to prepare terrines of vegetables, meat, fish, to make jellies, puddings, to prepare mousse, yogurt.

To make the agar agar gel is very simple we just need to mix it in any liquid and cold preparation and then boil it for two minutes and let it cool.

How to prepare an orange jelly

We can prepare the amount of gelatin we need.

The amounts we provide in this recipe are for 2 jellies.

To prepare this orange jelly we will need the following ingredients:

  • 5 large oranges
  • 2 grams of agar agar powder.


Cut the oranges into slices and with the help of a juicer we extract their juice.

We pour the juice of the oranges in two glasses to calculate the two gelatins.

Pour the juice in a heater and put it on the fire to heat.

Heat the juice with soft fire until it begins to boil.

Once it is boiling, add the agar agar powder and stir slowly.

Let boil for two minutes and remove it from the fire.

Pour the orange gelatin in two molds and let cool.

Once they are cold, we reserve them in the fridge.

At the time of serving we unmold the jellies and bring them to the table.

The orange gelatin can also be accompanied with small pieces of orange slices or any other fruit that we want.

Where can we get agar agar?

Agar agar is easy to obtain, we can find it in herbalists, parapharmacies, Asian products stores, pharmacies, and also in online stores.

On the other hand, you can get it in different formats such as white filaments, powder, flakes, and in the form of tablets or capsules. In these formats agar agar is advised to promote good intestinal transit and avoid or improve cases of occasional constipation.

When it comes to acquiring agar agar it is important to look at the color that should be a beige shade, which is the appropriate color of the agar agar without having been subjected to chemical processes. ThemesConstipation