Monosodium Glutamate MSG

MSG is a sodium salt of naturally occurring glutamic acid, which has a wonderful ability to enhance savory flavors wherever it’s used. It’s the source of umami flavor, frequently used in Asian and Pacific Rim cooking.


Despite its bad press, MSG is not considered to be unhealthy or an allergen. Glutamic acid occurs naturally in umami-rich foods like tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese. This convenient granular form is an easy way to kick up the rich, savory flavors of soups and stews, vegetable dishes, and Asian sauces.
Percent Sodium: 13.59% Sodium per Teaspoon: 672.7mg

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