Monosodium-glutamate definitions

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A white crystalline compound, C5 H8 NO4 Na, a monobasic salt of glutamic acid, used as a flavor enhancer in foods.
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A white, crystalline powder, NaC5H8NO4, derived from vegetable protein and used in foods as a flavor intensifier.
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A white, crystalline salt used to flavor food, especially in China and Japan. It occurs naturally in tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and seaweed. Chemical formula: C5H8NNaO4.
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(chemistry) The mono sodium salt of the amino acid, glutamic acid; present in soy sauce; used as a condiment in Chinese and Japanese cooking, and as a food additive to enhance flavor and add the umami taste. Abbreviations: MSG, E621.
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Origin of monosodium-glutamate

sodium, and glutamic acid