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Agar from Seaweed: Properties and Benefits

What are the properties and benefits of agar? Agar is an ingredient used in cooking as a substitute for gelatin. Also known by the Japanese name Kanten, agar comes from a seaweed known as Gracilaria, with a scientific name known as Geledium purpurascens. This alga is Continue reading Agar from Seaweed: Properties and Benefits

Oman planning commercial seaweed farming to exploit growing global market

Muscat – Oman is planning to start seaweed farming on a commercial scale. Once the area in the sea is allotted, the sultanate will be the first country in the region to exploit the rapidly growing global seaweed farming industry, whose total annual commercial value exceeds… Continue reading Oman planning commercial seaweed farming to exploit growing global market