Agar

Gelidium elegans

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  • Flower name
    Agar
  • Scientific name
    Gelidium elegans
  • Alias石花菜, 天草, agar
  • Place of originThe Pacific coast of the United States, Mexico, Chile, Japan and Korea
  • Place of floweringSeashore
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June

What is Agar

Agar or Tengusa, scientific name: Gelidium elegans, is a seaweed of the family Gelidiaceae, native to the Pacific coast of the United States, Mexico, Chile, Japan and Korea. It has a cylindrical spindle and multiple branches that emerge from the side to form a dendritic structure that grows on rocks along the coast of Japan. It is a source of tokorotene. The genus includes the most common and Gelidium elegans, Gelidium pacificum, Gelidium japonicum), and Gelidium amansii. Agar(Kanten) is the dried dried dried tengusa, and tokoroten is the hardened version. It can be cut into long, thin pieces and eaten in juice, or cut into dice and eaten with molasses. Tokorotene is also used as a diet food for people suffering from obesity because it is almost entirely made up of water and has almost no nutritional value. It is also used as a medium for experiments.

General: agar, aka: Tengusa, scientific name:Gelidiaceae, Habitat: Hokkaido - Pacific coast of Kyushu in Japan, primary production: Izu Islands, Izu peninsula, Ise-Shima, Shikoku, harvesting season: April-June, applications: each portion, agar

Common Name: Agar or Tengusa, Scientific Name: Gelidium elegans, Origin: Pacific Coast of the United States, Mexico, Chile, Japan and Korea, Habitat Distribution: Pacific coast reefs of Japan from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Zone, Body color: reddish-purple, Height: 10-30 cm, Collection period: April-June, Season: June-October, Main production area: Izu Islands, Izu Peninsula, Ise-Shima, Shikoku, Use: Tokoroten, agar, medium.


  • Eye
    Gelidiales
  • Family
    Gelidiaceae
  • Genus
    Gelidium
  • Species
    G. elegans
  • Type of flower
    Other
  • Array of flower
    Other
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Other
  • Edge of the leaf
    Other
  • Life typeSeaweed
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.0 ~ 0.0 cm

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