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Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate)

Also Known As : MSG


Taste Profile

It has a umami taste that boosts the meaty, savory flavor of food.

Usage Tips

  1. Monosodium Glutamate can be used in soups, noodles, gravy, stews, condiments, or savoury snacks.
  2. It adds great flavour to Chinese food.


Monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer in foods. It is the sodium salt of glutamate acid or amino acid glutamate, which is one of the most abundant amino acids in nature. It is a white crystalline powder that resembles table salt or sugar. It is used in savoury foods to enhance the existing flavour in the food.


Some people who are sensitive may experience adverse effects from consuming Monosodium Glutamate, the symptoms include headache, muscle tightness, numbness, tingling, and weakness. This condition is called Chinese restaurant syndrome or Monosodium Glutamate symptom complex. (1)

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