Agar is used extensively in food preparation in Japan. There is also a Agar Agar diet that gives great weight reduction for those who suffer fluid retention. Agar Agar is made from sea vegetable, is clear and has no taste. You can purchase it from Asian grocery stores and in health food stores. It is different to gelatine and only Agar Agar has the weight reducing capabilities.

Mix 1 teaspoonful of Agar Agar with one 2 cups of water and soak any of your allowable fruits, orange, apple, grapefruit, or strawberry in the saucepan for 15 minutes. Then gentle bring to the boil. Simmering for a 5 minutes to dissolve and cook. Pour into moulds or dishes and leave to set. It will set at room temperature but if you are storing for a later time then it must be kept in the refrigerator.