Basically, the difference in use between powder and flakes is the cooking time. Powder only takes 2 minutes to cook once the liquid has started to boil, while the flakes need between 8 and 10 minutes. By incorporating the flakes, we must take special care to avoid lumps. One way to avoid this is to sprinkle the flakes in a shower with care, and stir the mixture occasionally.
Pronagar ® capsules is another form to be found in the market, in order to benefit from the agar without cooking, although it is more recommendable for its efficiency take agar-agar cooked jointly with any food.