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A compound which occurs naturally as a breakdown product of proteins and is used as a flavour enhancer in food (although itself tasteless). A traditional ingredient in oriental cooking, it was originally obtained from seaweed but is now mainly made from bean and cereal protein.
- ‘As a general rule, the more food is processed, the more likely it is to contain monosodium glutamate.’
- ‘It is superior ingredients, not monosodium glutamate, that contribute to the fresh flavour, he said.’
- ‘Wheat gluten has also been used as a cattle feed and as a starting point for the manufacture of the food flavour enhancer, monosodium glutamate.’
- ‘Soy protein processing produces glutamic acid - the natural form of monosodium glutamate, a brain poison - and toxins and carcinogens are formed.’
- ‘Certain additives such as artificial sweeteners, or monosodium glutamate are banned in organic foods while the use of others is restricted.’
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