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Monosodium Glutamate

Also Known As : MSG, Flavour Enhancer (E 621), E621


Taste Profile

It has a salty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Monosodium Glutamate is best used as a flavour enhancer in chinese dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. Flavour Enhancer (E 621)
  2. Flavour Enhancer (INS 621)
  3. Flavour Enhancer-621
  4. Monosodium glutamate (E621)
  5. Monosodium Glutamate (Flavour Enhancer (E621)
  6. Monosodium Glutamate E621
  7. MSG
  8. Stabilizer E621


Monosodium Glutamate is a sodium salt of glutamic acid which is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid. It is considered as a food additive to enhance the flavour of food and is denoted with E number E621.

Selection Guide

Look for the "best before" date on the label of Monosodium Glutamate.


Overconsumption of Monosodium Glutamate may cause headache, sweating, chest pain, nausea, weakness and numbness.(1)

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