Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Monosodium glutamate is a common condiment that is often used in making various foods. It is a complex composed of glutamate and sodium salts.

Monosodium glutamate is a kind of flavor enhancing seasoning which is generally not harmful to the human body. It is one of the essential amino acids for the human body. It participates in the protein metabolism process in the body, and has the functions of regulating acid-base balance and maintaining electrolyte balance.

Moderate consumption of foods containing monosodium glutamate can provide the body with necessary nutrients and contribute to good health.

Monosodium glutamate is a commonly used food additive, usually in the form of white crystalline powder or granules. It has the property of enhancing the umami taste and aroma of food, making food more delicious, adding depth and complexity to food, improving appetite and taste of food, and is widely used in many dishes and food products.

Technical Data of Monosodium Glutamate

Item Standard Test result
Appearance White crystalline powder Conform
Assay 99.5% ~ 100% 99.8%
State of solution (transmittance) clear and colorless not less than 98.0% 98.6%
Chloride (Cl) not more than 0.04% 0.039%
Sulfate (SO4) not more than 0.05% 0.046%
Iron (Fe) not more than 5ppm Conform
Heavy metals (Pb) not more than 10 ppm Conform
Arsenic (aso3) not more than 1.5ppm Conform
Loss on drying not more than 0.30% 0.25%
Specific rotation (a)20 +24.9 ~+25.3 25.04
PH 6.8~7.2 7.0
Conclusion Meet with national standard GB/T8967–2007

Applications of Monosodium Glutamate


When used as a flavoring agent, the general dosage is 0.2% to 0.5%. Sodium glutamate is the most widely used flavoring agent at home and abroad. When coexisting with salt, it can enhance its taste-presenting effect and can be used in appropriate amounts in various foods according to production needs.

Monosodium glutamate has a strong meaty flavor, and the flavor can still be felt when MSG is diluted to 3000 times with water. It is widely used in households, catering industry, and food processing industry (soup, sausages, fish cakes, spicy soy sauce, canned food, etc.). When sodium guanylate and sodium glutamate are used at the same time, they have a synergistic effect and can improve the umami flavor. They are also called freshness aids or powerful MSG.

Medical biochemical reagents

Glutamic acid widely exists in the bodies of animals and plants and is a naturally occurring nutrient in food. After glutamic acid is consumed, 96% is absorbed in the body, and the rest is excreted in the urine after oxidation.

Although glutamic acid is not an essential amino acid for the human body, it undergoes transamination with keto acids during nitrogen metabolism and can synthesize other amino acids.

Glutamic acid has the effect of reducing toxins in the blood. When liver function is damaged, the ammonia content in the blood increases, causing severe nitrogen metabolism disorders and leading to hepatic coma. Glutamic acid can interact with ammonia to reduce the ammonia content in the blood.

Organic synthesis intermediates

It can be used as an organic synthesis intermediate in industry, but in the world’s annual output, this use accounts for a very small proportion, such as used in additives, permeable membranes, silk protein modification, leather additives, biomedical materials, modification Various fields such as sexual regeneration of collagen fibers.

Specification and Package of Monosodium Glutamate

  • Mesh Size: 8/20-24/30/40/50/60/80/100 mesh.
  • Normal package: 25kg pp/craft paper bag, 25mt/20’FCL
  • Smaller packing are available like 1kg,500g,454g,250g. etc.
  • Private label/brand is acceptable.
  • Delivery time: about 7 days after order confirmation.

Monosodium Glutamate Manufactured and exported by Bailin Group

Bailin Group Co.,Ltd has nearly 10 years of experience in manufacturing and exporting Monosodium Glutamate from China. Other names called MSG, Sodium Glutamate, Sodium glutamate salt, Glutamic Sodium. We strive to provide the best quality products to the global market. In 2019, we had invested a new production line of “Chicken powder ” to meet with some customers’ purchasing requirement . Both “Monosodium Glutamate” and “Chicken powder” are accept private label making. If you want to buy any of them, then contact with us. welcome to inquiry!