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Nigari Flakes

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Refined Nigari Flakes is a natural solidifying agent for making tofu.  Consisting of magnesium chloride with some magnesium sulfate and other trace elements, it is the dried liquid remaining after common table salt has been removed from sea water.  Nigari tends to make a firmer and more tender tofu than Terra Alba (aka Gypsum).

Nigari can be used alone or in combination with Terra Alba if additional calcium is desired.

Click here for an easy recipe for making tofu at home using Nigari Flakes and soy milk.

Ingredients: Food-grade Magnesium Chloride (a natural Japanese sea salt derivative)

Each Package Contains: 1 lb. (454 g.) Nigari Flakes; one pound of Nigari Flakes is sufficient to make approximately 200 lb. of tofu

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  • From Beans at 6/1/2013 11:38 PM
    • Is this from China or Japan?
    • The Nigari Flakes are from Japan.
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  • From Tofutta at 10/2/2011 12:10 AM
    • When will this product be available?

      Can you make tofu from the soy milks sold in a box that is shelf stable?
    • These are now available for shipping. You should be able to use boxed soy milk.
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Customer Reviews

good stuff Review by tommyb

Bought for tofu making. Much purer than the nigari that i previously used. Only problem was that this material arrives as large thick flakes of nigari, making it difficult to measure accurately. I normally use 4 tsp in a double batch of tofu, but it did not coagulate at this dosage. it required 6 tsp. i believe that was because the flakes leave lots of empty space in the measuring spoon. now that i know, i don't think that it will ever be a problem again. the price is reasonable, but the shipping seems high for just one pound, hence my rating on price and value.

(Posted on 2/15/2015)

Shipped and received as promised. Review by artistmama


(Posted on 1/28/2015)

Very good product Review by cshaull

I like this nigari and am using it often in soups and waters for the magnesium. Thank you for the quality food grade product.

(Posted on 10/13/2014)

6 Review by Bonita

Item is great.

(Posted on 3/19/2014)

Nigari flakes 1lb Review by Yuki

Got it for Tofu making. Quality and price is pretty good.
The label doesn't tell how much magnesium is contained per g so have to guess how to use. Otherwise quite satisfied.

Note from CFH: Our recipe calls for 1 tsp. of Nigari Flakes to 2 quarts soy milk. http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-make-tofu

(Posted on 2/10/2014)

nigari flakes Review by me

My nigara flakes arrived timely, in pristine condition and the amount will last me all year. Thank you

(Posted on 1/4/2014)

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