Agar is a red seaweed extract used as a vegetarian gelatine and thickening agent in food. While mainly known for its use as highly effective gelling agent, it is also very healthy and high in nutrition.
Agar is a Malay word that means 'jelly'. Pacific Harvest's Agar is an extract made from several different red seaweeds belonging to the botanical family called gelidium. The jelly is flavourless, odourless and colourless, which makes agar an unusual product with endless possibilities.
Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of agar powder per cup of liquid and heat to dissolve. Cool to thicken.
Can be used in exactly the same way as gelatine but must be prepared in a certain way. Before using agar in a recipe, the powder must be allowed to re-hydrate & dissolve in a liquid and then simmered for several minutes before setting. The product is superior to gelatine as it doesn't melt easily in warm weather and has a firmer texture. Agar also harmonises the texture of an uneven blend.
100% Agar dried sea vegetable - free of additives.
"I had some recipes that required agar agar powder. This product worked perfectly. That's all I can ask!"
- Kevin Strnad (USA)
"I use this to make vegan cheese from almond milk. Delicious! This is my first time using agar powder; it is now a staple in my kitchen."
Doug and Louise Fawcett bought Pacific Harvest in 2002 with the idea of making sea vegetables a more integral part of Western cooking with a focus equally on the superfood aspects of seaweed as well as providing a great taste experience.
New Zealand based Pacific Harvest supplies fine seaweed which are made in small and high quality batches. Their types of seaweed from New Zealand include Karengo (NZ Nori) , Agar and Kelp. All of the sea vegetables are selected and hand-harvested by professionals that have made a career of harvesting seaweed. This process is undertaken in areas of New Zealand where nature has remained pristine and free of contaminants.
The swankiest reusable coffee cup we've come across, the KeepCup is the world's first barista standard reusable drinking vessel. Now available in classic glass and cork, this KeepCup is designed for pure drinking pleasure on the go. It completely seals your takeaway coffee, keeping it piping hot and splash-proof in transit.
Did you know every minute over 1 million disposable cups are discarded to landfill? Save a little bit of the planet every morning with your daily cup of Joe, and join the reusable cup revolution! Great for Chai Lattes, herbal teas and our favourite Teeccino herbal coffees.
These beautiful limited edition glass and cork KeepCups are now available in NZ for the very first time at Be Good Organics.
Head to local cafe. Order favourite said coffee, chai or tea (with plant-based milk of course). Hand over KeepCup with a glint in your eye and curl in your smile. Browse morning paper or chat to your neighbour. Reach hands out to gladly receive your freshly brewed hot organic beverage. Head off on your merry way, without fear of white-shirt drink spillage or just-arrived-at-office-coffee-is-cold syndrome.
Do not remove the cork band during washing. Washing by hand is recommended.
Glass, cork, with a BPA free non toxic food-grade plastic lid - the safest food grade plastic available (polypropylene #5)
"After several weeks of use, I must say that this cup performs greatly. Like what others have said, this cup allows the coffee to lower in temperature which didn't colour the flavour of the coffee in a bad way. The flavours have been consistent from cup after cup. I've even put the cup through the greatest test of all - leave left over coffee in there for several hours. In most cups, that will forever taint the scent of the cup which will also alter the aromatics you experience while drinking from it. The leftover oils didn't seem to latch onto the cup too much, and whatever scent was left was removed by a simple wash with dish soap."
- Robert Agcaoili (Coffee Expert, blogger at gridwriter.com)
"I now use my Keep Cup every day at work. It keeps my soy or almond milk chai latte nicely warm, is great for the environment, and is very easy to clean - I put it in the work dishwasher overnight and take it out the next morning to reuse."
KeepCup's mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups, and divert the number of disposable cups that go to landfill each year. Every minute over 1 millions cups are thrown away! KeepCup actively strives to change how people think about our convenience culture.
Based in Melbourne Australia, one of the world's great coffee culture cities, KeepCup is also commited to reducing their own environmental footprint, with local manufacture, printing and packaging.
We’ve been on the lookout for the best ever nut milk bag for a few years now, and have finally found it! These fantastic Living Synergy Nut Milk Bags are a super handy, multi-purpose tool that will help you make fresh, living and nutritious milks from a variety of nuts, seeds, grains and legumes. Try your hand at homemade almond, cashew, sesame seed, brown rice, quinoa, oat and soy milks (some of our favs). You can also use these bags to make juice from fresh ingredients, by blending and straining your juice through the bag.
WANT A FREE NUT MILK BAG? Everyone who orders a Vitamix blender will also be sent a free Nut Milk Bag to help them with their homemade nut milk goodness! Simply enter the code NUTTY at checkout.
Our fabulous Living Synergy Nut Milk Bags are of the highest quality materials, generously sized, fine meshed, strong, durable, easy to clean and super quick drying. They are a wonderful accessory for a Thermomix, Vitamix or any other powerful blender, and can be used wherever you would normally use cheesecloth or muslin in cooking. We know they’ll quickly become your favourite plant-milk making accessory too.
Each set comes with 1 x Nut Milk Bag and 1 x A4 colour instruction and recipes booklet.
Use for straining nut milks, juices or anywhere else you'd use a cheesecloth or muslin.
Simply place your nut milk bag over a bowl or jug, pour your blended nut or plant milk into the bag, then lift the bag and squeeze firmly to allow all liquid to filter through the bag. Store your freshly squeezed plant-milk in the fridge for up to four days. Meanwhile keep any nut, oat or rice pulp from inside the bag, and add to cookies, biscuits, cakes, muffins, or just in your morning bircher muesli!
Each set comes with 1 x Nut Milk Bag and 1 x A4 colour instruction and recipes booklet.
"Jen’s Nut Milk Bags are the best I've found. Very easy to use, easy to wash, high quality and long lasting. I highly recommend them for squeezing the pulp out of nut and coconut milks, rice milk, oat milk, chia milk, and even for taking the pulp out of juices if you prefer your juice without all the fibre."
- Jo Whitton, author of Quirky Cooking Blog (Queensland, Australia)
"I made the almond milks on stage at the expo ... it was very cool using your bags. I love the fact that they are sturdy, wash well and dry fast. People were amazed how easy to was to make their own milks! I will recommend yours to people as they are the best I have used."
- Teresa Cutter, famous Australian chef (Sydney, Australia)
Founded by Jen Keenan, Living Synergy produces Australia's premium nut milk bags, enabling you to make your own fresh nut and seed milk quickly and easily at home.
Made from high quality polyester, Living Synergy nut milk bags are durable, easy to clean and quick drying - also making them multi purposeful as they can be used for making and straining juice or as a cheesecloth or muslin!
Annmarie Skin Care's Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation is the first of Annmarie's makeup products. With only four mineral ingredients, this foundation contains no toxic chemicals, preservatives or artificial colours. The four ingredients work together harmoniously to help even out skin tone and cover up imperfections without sacrificing your health.
Using Annmarie Skin Care's foundation, pigmented powders blend in seamlessly with your daily moisturiser or facial oil to create a natural liquid foundation that lasts the whole day without getting wrinkles and fine lines. This allows you to control your level of coverage, from a tinted moisturiser to a flawless finish.
Sample Kits just arrived and now available in our Be Good Organics store! Contains all 8 shades to try - Pearl, Sand, Honey, Olive, Nutmeg, Maple, Mocha & Clove - as well as a herbal facial oil for normal and combination skin with which to blend the foundations with. Find the shade (or shades) that best suits your skin tone and use additional colors to highlight, bronze, or as eye shadows!
You can use Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation two ways.
1. Combined with your skin care routine. Tap: Take a small pea sized amount of foundation in the palm of your hand. Pump: Add 1-2 pumps of your favourite facial serum or facial oil. Blend: Mix in your hand, then apply to your face till blended in. Use more powder to create a more full-coverage foundation, or less powder (and more oil) for more of a tinted moisturiser look.
2. If you prefer a dry foundation, you can use a brush to apply Minerals by itself. Moisturise: Apply your favorite facial serum, facial oil, or other moisturize to prep and nourish your skin. Tap: Tap a small pea-sized amount of mineral powder into the palm of your hand. Brush: Use a clean makeup brush to apply the powder over your entire face. For a dewy look, finish by massaging in some facial oil along your cheek bones.
“This foundation is perfection... it creates the perfect coverage, dewy finish makeup you can find. Combining the pure oils with your mineral powder = brilliance. It doesn’t get more pure than that – oh, and no (synthetic/chemical) preservatives!"
- Kate, Living Pretty Naturally (Norway)
“The tone that these minerals provide (when mixed with the oil) is perfect for my skin. They have just the right amount of a natural glowy look that they do not make your skin look completely matte... I can’t think of a bad thing about this mineral makeup.”
- Jesica Salyer, Run On Organic (United States)
Annmarie Skin Care is an organic skin care line using 100% raw, natural, certified organic, and wild-crafted ingredients. As well as being completely chemical free, the range incorporates the secrets of aromatherapy, utilising the natural healing power of herbs and oils. Annmarie's products are housed in a special form of glass called MIRON Violet-Glass, which protects the product from light damage and oxidation, allows it a longer shelf life, and provides a more potent blend of ingredients.
The Annmarie Skin Care team are also passionate about reducing their impact on the environment. They like to empower their customers and communities by providing honest information on organics, wild-crafting, labeling and transparency. They also support a number of community projects including Label GMOs, The Gerson Institute, and Ayni GLOBAL. We are so proud to be distributing and retailing this range in Australia, NZ and beyond.