CAS Number: 142-47-1

E-Number: E621

EC Number: ---

Mol. Formula: C5H8NO4Na

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Plastic Bag Option for MSG

What is Mono Sodium Glutamate?

Commonly sold as a white to colourless granule, Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) is a common sodium salt of glutamic acid. Foods such as mushrooms, tomatoes and grapes have MSG within them naturally.

Production of MSG can occur through many methods. The most commonly used is bacterial fermentation. This process takes the culturing of bacteria with ammonia and a range of carbohydrates. As a result, it produces L-Glutamine before being processed into Mono Sodium Glutamate. The other primary process is via hydrolysis (breaking down cells with water) of vegetable proteins making an average of 30g L-Glutamine for every 100g of vegetable protein.

In terms of usage and application, MSG has one primary purpose – as an effective flavour enhancer in the food industry. More specifically, it works best in enhancing the profile of savoury foods. These can include soups, condiments, jerkies and far more. It is less effective on products with low sodium content, with its effects less marked when compared to higher sodium counterparts.

A common misconception is that MSG causes discomfort and headaches, despite repeated studies that have been unable to associate these with the consumption of this product. Blind consumption of placebo foods and MSG-laden food have yet to find any connection to prove or validate the beliefs people hold.

Mono Sodium Glutamate at Kilo Ltd.

As a leading supplier of Mono Sodium Glutamate, Kilo can provide as little as a single 25kg bag up to pallets and beyond from our centrally-located and BRC Accredited warehouse. We work with customers from small businesses to blue-chip companies. We supply them with their needs, whether MSG or anything else, from our extensive catalogue of quality products.

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Industry Applications

Foods | Snack Foods, Ready Meals, Soups, Condiments, Jerkies, Biltong

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This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.