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Monosodium Glutamate

E No.:E62
CAS NO.:142-47-2
Einecs No.:205-538-1
Hs code:29224220.00
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monosodium glutamate (MSG), also called monosodium L-glutamate or sodium glutamate, white crystalline substance, a sodium salt of the amino acid glutamic acid, that is used to intensify the natural flavour of certain foods. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an important ingredient in the cuisines of China and Japan and is used commercially in broths, soups, canned and frozen vegetables, flavouring and spice blends, gravies, meats, poultry, and sauces and in other combinations. It is also used to enhance the taste of tobacco and has been used medically to treat hepatic coma. The substance is naturally present at high levels in tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

MSG was first identified as a flavour enhancer in 1908 by Japanese chemist Ikeda Kikunae, who found that soup stocks made from seaweed contained high levels of the substance. MSG elicits a unique taste, known as umami, that is different from the other basic tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet) and thus enhances the complex flavours of meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. Ikeda’s discovery led to the commercial production of MSG from seaweed. It is now produced using a bacterial fermentation process with starch or molasses as carbon sources and ammonium salts as nitrogen sources.


In Food

Monosodium Glutamate E621 is widely used as flavor enhancer in food such as in sausage,canned vegetables, soups and processed meats, Potato chips, frozen dinners, cold cuts, gravies, ranch dressing, salty flavored snacks.

In Beverage

Monosodium Glutamate E621 is used as flavor enhancer in beverage such as in soy sauce and cheese to improve flavor.

In Pharmaceutical

Monosodium Glutamate E621 is used in treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy.

In Health & Personal care products

Monosodium Glutamate E621 may be used in cosmetics and personal care products. Products in which these ingredients may be found include baby products, bath products, cleansing products, eye makeup, shaving preparations and hair and skin care products.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry

Monosodium Glutamate E621 is used as flavor enhancer in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry products.

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