A white crystalline compound, C5 H8 NO4 Na, a monobasic salt of glutamic acid, used as a flavor enhancer in foods.
A white, crystalline powder, NaC5H8NO4, derived from vegetable protein and used in foods as a flavor intensifier.
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.
Origin of monosodium-glutamate
- sodium, and glutamic acid