E-number: 621

Name: MonoSodium Glutamate
Alternative Names :MSG; Sodium hydrogen L-glutamate; Aji-no-moto; Sodium glutamate monohydrate; Accent

Function: Flavour enhancer
Status: Halaal
Source: fermentation using molasses from cane or beet sugar or wheat protein.

Health Info!!

Health Code: Red
Bronchospasm, heart palpitations, abdominal discomfort, irritability, fibromyalgia, nausea, depression, headache, migraine, asthma, blurred vision, vertigo, sight impairment, teratogenic, aspirin sensitive people may wish to avoid, NRC

Uses: May be found in packet soup, quick soup, flavoured noodles, textured protein, malt extract, yeast extract, TVP, soy sauce, gelatine, flavourings (chicken, beef, pork, smoke).

Other Uses: Hidden sources of MSG including soap, cosmetics, shampoo, hair conditioner, most 'live virus' vaccines.