MSG, or Monosodium Glutamate, is a flavor enhancer commonly used in various cuisines around the world. It imparts a savory, umami taste to foods, enhancing their overall flavor profile.
A carbohydrate source, corn, is fermented using a bacteria called Corynebacterium glutamicum. This fermentation process is similar to the processes used to make yogurt, vinegar, and wine.
MSG is often added to seasonings and spice mixes to enhance the flavor of various dishes. This includes products such as bouillon cubes and cups, dried soup mixes, and canned soups.
Snacks: MSG is commonly used in the production of snacks such as chips, crackers, and popcorn to enhance their flavor.
MSG is used in the production of processed meats such as sausages, hot dogs, and deli meats to enhance their meaty and savory flavor.
MSG is added to many instant noodle products, such as Mr. Noodles, to increase the savory flavor of their soups. It is also used in the production of canned soups, stews, and broth