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Is monosodium 'glutamate vegan?

Monosodium 'glutamate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is monosodium 'glutamate?

Monosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG, is a flavor enhancer used in many different cuisines around the world. It is a white crystalline powder that is derived from the naturally occurring glutamate found in certain foods like tomatoes and cheese. MSG is known for its ability to enhance savory or umami flavors in foods, making them more satisfying and delicious. It has been used for decades as a food additive and is generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies worldwide. Despite some controversy surrounding its use, MSG remains a popular ingredient in many dishes and is a key component of many Asian cuisines.

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