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Is glutamic acid vegan?

Glutamic acid is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is glutamic acid?

Glutamic acid is an amino acid that is naturally present in a variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy products, and some vegetables. It plays a crucial role in human metabolism, acting as a neurotransmitter and assisting in the synthesis of proteins. As a food ingredient, glutamic acid is commonly used as a flavor enhancer, known as monosodium glutamate (MSG), which gives dishes a savory, umami taste. It is also used in the production of various food additives, such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast extract, and soy sauce. Despite some controversy surrounding its safety, glutamic acid remains a widely used and important ingredient in the food industry.

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