International glutamate information service

The International Glutamate Information Service (IGIS) provides up-to-date information about glutamate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and umami, including the taste of monosodium glutamate, as well as the role glutamate plays in our food and our bodies, and its nutritional benefits.

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    Glutamate is glutamate whatever the source!

    Sodium reduction in food products is a major issue on the global health agenda, so manufacturers are continually looking at methods of producing low-sodium products without compromising on the taste or consumer appeal. Since its discovery over 100 years ago, monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been used ...

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    Our tongues sense what nutrients are needed

    As understanding of how we taste food grows, so does the evidence that the oral taste receptors steer us towards the nutrients our bodies need. Furthermore, the discovery that many of the same taste receptors present on the tongue also exist throughout the digestive system suggests that these recept...

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“What is Monosodium glutamate (MSG)?”
“In which type of foods is MSG used?”
“How are glutamate and MSG similar?”
Your Questions Answered.

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Up-to-date information about Glutamate, MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), and Umami