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Is glutamate de monosodique vegan?

Glutamate de monosodique is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is glutamate de monosodique?

Glutamate de monosodique is a food additive that's commonly used as a flavor enhancer in processed foods. Also known as MSG, it's made by fermenting starches or sugars and then adding sodium to the resulting glutamic acid. MSG has a savory or umami taste that intensifies the flavor of dishes, making them richer and more satisfying to eat. Despite some controversial health concerns, MSG is generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies when consumed in moderation. As a versatile ingredient, MSG can be found in soups, sauces, snacks, meats, and many other packaged foods.

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