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Is mononatriumglutamat vegan?

Mononatriumglutamat is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is mononatriumglutamat?

Mononatriumglutamat, also known as monosodium glutamate (MSG), is a flavor enhancer commonly used in Asian cuisine and processed foods. It is a sodium salt of glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid found in protein-rich foods like meat, fish, and dairy. MSG has a savory, umami taste and is used to enhance the overall flavor of food. While some people may experience symptoms such as headaches or nausea after consuming MSG, it is generally considered safe by regulatory agencies when consumed in normal amounts. MSG is also used in scientific research to study taste receptors and the nervous system.

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