Monosodium Glutamate - 30 Mesh
MSG, or Monosodium Glutamate is a salt of the amino acid - Glutamic Acid (glutamate). A salt is the chemical name for a molecule held together by opposite charges. Basically one (mono) sodium atom is "stuck" to the amino acid glutamate.
Synonyms : Glutamic acid, monosodium salt, monohydrate
CAS No. : 142-47-2
Chemical Formula : C5H8NO4Na
MSG is used to intensify flavors of foods. It is produced by a bacterial ferment-ation process with starch or molasses. MSG is not a direct taste enhancer but acomplex flavor enhancer for gravies, meats, poultry, sauces, and in other combinations. It is also used to enhance thetaste of tobacco. MSG is also used as an organic intermediate.