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Is glutamato vegan?

Glutamato is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is glutamato?

Glutamato, also known as monosodium glutamate or MSG, is a flavor enhancer commonly used in Asian and Western cuisines. It is a white crystalline powder with a savory umami taste that is derived from glutamic acid, an amino acid found naturally in many foods. Glutamato is used to intensify the flavor of foods by stimulating the taste buds and enhancing the natural taste of ingredients. Despite concerns about potential health risks, glutamato is considered safe for most people when consumed in moderate amounts. It is commonly used in processed foods, seasonings, and sauces to improve their taste and appeal.

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