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Flavour Enhancer (INS 635)

Also Known As : Disodium 5’-ribonucleotides 635, E635, Sodium 5'-ribonucleotides, Sodium ribonucleotides


Taste Profile

It is odourless and is combined with MSG to give an Umami taste to foods.

Usage Tips

  1. Flavour Enhancer (635) is most commonly used in flavored noodles, chips, crackers, sauces, snacks and fast foods.

Common names and forms

  1. Disodium 5' -ribonucleotides
  2. Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides (E 635)
  3. Flavour Enhancer (635)
  4. Flavour Enhancer (E635)
  5. Permitted Flavour Enhancer (INS 635)


Flavour Enhancer (INS 635) is a food additive and as the name suggests it enhances the flavour of foods. It consists of white or off-white crystals or powder and is produced by adding the sodium salts of guanylic acid (E626) and inosinic acid (E630). It is added to foods that contain natural glutamates like in meat extracts or added monosodium glutamate (MSG), to bring out an Umami flavour.Flavour Enhancer (INS 635) is produced from meat, but commercially it may be obtained from Torula Yeast.


It is recommended that no food containing disodium ribonucleotides should be consumed by gout and asthma sufferers or people with an allergic reaction to aspirin. It may cause asthmatic and allergic reactions like itchy skin rashes. Sometimes, it may result in hyperactivity, sleeplessness and mood changes.(1)

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