Mono Sodium Glutamate Supplier & Trader UK (CAS 142-47-2) | Kilo Ltd

CAS Number: 142-47-1

E-Number: E621

Pack Sizes

25kg (1000kg Pallets)

25 Kilo Plastic Bag Options

Commonly sold as a white to colourless granule, Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) is a common sodium salt of glutamic acid. You can find this product naturally in a range of food items such as mushrooms, tomatoes and grapes, to name just a few.

Production of MSG can occur through several methods. The most commonly used is through bacterial fermentation. This process takes the culturing of bacteria with ammonia and a range of carbohydrates. The reaction results in the production of L-Glutamine. From there, further processing creates Mono Sodium Glutamate. The other primary process is through the hydrolysis (breaking down cells with water) of vegetable proteins. Making MSG in this manner produces on average 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. Examples of this include a range of items such as soups, condiments, jerkies and far more. However, research has shown it to be less effective on a product that has low sodium content. The study shows reduced effects when compared to applications with higher sodium counterparts. As a critical supplier to the UK of MSG, we follow these studies where possible to keep ourselves in the loop and provide our customers with up-to-date information to assist them best.

A common misconception is that MSG is a significant cause of discomfort and headaches following eating. Regular and repeated scientific studies have been unable to link this discomfort to the consumption of the product at all. The studies included blind consumption of both placebo foods, and MSG-laden food, neither providing a tangible connection to validate this belief that people hold.

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. Our supply of MSG allows us to assist a range of customers. Whether small businesses or blue-chip companies, Kilo supply them with all of their ingredient needs; whether they require MSG or anything else from our extensive portfolio of quality products.

If you would like more information, please feel free to get in touch with us, and we shall provide you with information, pricing and support. Specifications, MSDS's are also available upon request. Just click the button on the side of the window to get in touch today!

Industry Applications

Foods | Soups, Snacks, Meats, Sauces, Gravies, Ready Meals


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.