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Agar-Agar in metrowest?

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I'd like to make some desserts with it. Where in the metro/suburban area can I buy Agar-Agar?
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  1. I'm in NoCal and can't find it in a regular grocery but got it at an Asian market.

    1. Health food stores may carry it. I believe I got some at Deborah's Natural Gourmet in West Concord at one time. It's worth a call to ask. I'd also call Whole Foods.

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      1. re: three of us

        Debra's Natural had some recently, in the bulk spice section I believe. They're pretty helpful there, so ask if you can't find it.

        Off topic, but Debra's is a great place to get really fresh bulk spices for cheap money. My car smelled like spices for a couple of days after I bought just a couple of dried spices.

      2. Is there a Whole Foods near by you? They generally carry this.

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        1. re: yarm

          They didn't have it at WF in Cambridge yesterday..

          1. re: cheesehead in recovery

            ?????!

            Not tin the Asian Foods section by the soy sauce, nor in the baking section with the Jello substitutes?

        2. Any Asian grocery store will have it.

          H Mart
          3 Old Concord Rd
          Burlington, MA 01803
          (781) 221-4570
          www.hmart.com

          1. A New Leaf in Needham has it.

            1. I would recommend buying powder rather than flake. It is much more economical. While Foods always has Eden brand flake, but gelling with that product requires a ratio of 1 Tbsp per cup liquid. Powder usually requires 1/2 tsp per cup. Green Street Organics in Melrose sells it in bulk for $120/lb (you can purchase as little as you like), but if it's something you plan on using often, I'd get it here:

              http://www.bulkfoods.com/search_resul...