Are There Plant-Based Replacements for Gelatin?

Are There Plant-Based Replacements for Gelatin?

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Hali Bey Ramdene
Apr 4, 2016
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Q: What's a good plant-based replacement for gelatin in sheet or powder form?

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Editor: You've got quite a few options to choose from, and the one you go with depends on what you're making. Overall, the best analog is Vegan Jel, a product made form vegetable gum and available in powdered form. You can find this at most health-food stores and often at Indian grocery stores. Agar agar and carrageenan — both derived from algae — are options as well. If you're using gelatin to make marshmallows or meringue, consider the magical properties of aquafaba, the starchy, protein-rich liquid leftover from canned chickpeas.

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