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Is monosodium glutamäte vegan?

Monosodium glutamäte is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is monosodium glutamäte?

Monosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG, is a flavor enhancer that is widely used in Asian cuisine. It is a white crystalline powder derived from the natural fermentation of certain vegetables and grains. MSG is known for its ability to enhance umami, which is one of the five basic tastes. It adds a savory, meaty flavor to dishes and can be found in many processed foods such as soups, snacks, and seasonings. Despite some controversy surrounding its safety, MSG is generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies around the world.

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