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Nigari Tofu Coagulant - From Japan for making tofu - 20kg

Tofu - Japanese Food

Nigari Tofu Coagulant - From Japan for making tofu - 20kg
Brand: Sanchi


Item price: £69.75

Code: 091.0086

Nigari Tofu Coagulant

Nigari is a white flake composed mainly of magnesium chloride, with certain other seawater minerals likely to be present. Its a natural product extracted from sea salt and consists of slightly crunchy, white crystal flakes.

This the biggest pack and it is also available in 5kg bags and smaller 1kg bags.

It needs careful handling: it attracts moisture, so must be moved from packet to final product very quickly as if it becomes damp, the moisture can spread rapidly throughout the whole batch, meaning that it all turns to mush! (Rest assured, at Naturally Good Food we hold special nigari-handling training sessions) Some pack nigari in plastic tubs but we are conscious of our customers desire to keep heavy plastic packaging to a minimum, and costs as well, and have found that with our careful handling, we have no problems sending out in lined paper sacks.

Nigaris main use is as a coagulant in the manufacture of tofu. Its great to watch this process. Nigari is added to ordinary soy milk, transforming it into fluffy curds, which can then be pressed into blocks. Its possible to use lemon juice or vinegar for a similar effect, but only nigari manages to bring out the sweetness of the beans without adding an overwhelming flavour of its own. Nigari also allows the tofu to maintain a firm shape, with a soft skin. We have a number of customers who make their own tofu, also buying our soya milk or soya beans to start them off.

Making Tofu

For more insformation on making tofu have a look at our blog How to make your own Tofu using Nigari

Medicinal Use

In addition, some customers dilute nigari and take it with other mineral supplements medicinally. A number of health claims have been made for it. Most suggest dissolving the flakes and taking just a few drops in a glass of water or juice per day.

Beauty Use

Nigari is also popular as a luxury beauty product, especially in spas. Its said to be great for softening rough skin and can either be dissolved in water, or used as a rub, to tone and refresh!

Ingredients -

Nigari Flakes Tofu Coagulant ingredients in descending order by weight. Sea Mineral (Magnesium Chloride derived from Sea Water) Moisture 2.3% Sodium Chloride <1.5% Produce of Japan

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