Fruit Kanten

March 19, 2016


4 cups organic apple or pear juice

4 tbsp agar sea flakes

fresh berries of your choice


1Pour the juice into a small saucepan and add the salt. Sprinkle the agar-agar flakes on top. Heat without stirring and then simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the flakes dissolve.

2Remove from the heat and place the fruit in whatever moulds you have chosen. Pour over the hot liquid, allow to cool and then place in the refrigerator to set. Serve as is like a soft jelly or puree to a mousse as I have done here. Delicious either way.

3Note; soft fruits such as berries, cherries, peaches or melons do not need to be cooked with agar- agar. However, firmer fruits such as apples or pears need to be peeled, chopped and cooked in the agar- agar and juice mixture to soften them.

4I encourage all my clients to use this healthy dessert. Agar Agar is a natural gelatin made with sea vegetables. The word kanten means “frozen heaven” in Japanese, and although they are not frozen, they are certainly heavenly. Using different fruits, juices, garnishes and toppings you can make delightful and tasty desserts

5Kantens are delicious, relaxing, soothing, and good for bowel regularity. Agar flakes are a treasure filled with minerals and protein. Agar flakes help to alkalize and detoxify the blood. These flakes are great for our bones, teeth, hair and nails. They also cleanse the entire digestive tract. They have zero fat or calories. Rich in fibre and iodine, iron, phosphorus and vitamins A, B, C D & K.


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