MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Price Trend and Forecast

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MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is basically known as the sodium salt of glutamic acid. This compound is a white, odourless, crystalline powder, which is available as the monohydrate. It is one of the most abundant non-essential amino acids found in nature. Further, glutamic acid is also found to be naturally available in tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, and other foods. MSG is utilised as a flavour enhancer to intensify the meaty, savoury flavour of the food items.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Industrial Uses Flavour enhancer, Medical and pharmaceutical products, Meat products, Seasonal blends, Cheeses
Chemical Formula C5H8NNaO4
Synonyms 142-47-2, Sodium 2-aminopentanedioate, Glutamic acid monosodium salt 
Molecular Weight 169.11 g/mol
Supplier Database Ajinomoto Co., Inc., COFCO International, Fufeng Group Company Limited, Bio-Chem Technology Group Company Limited, Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd, Cargill, Incorporated
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Process

  • Production of MSG via Bacterial Fermentation

The natural products such as sugarcane and tapioca are utilised in the production of MSG through bacterial fermentation. Such products, upon bacterial fermentation form glutamic acid, which is followed by sodium neutralisation, converting the acid into MSG solution. The obtained solution is further purified to finally obtain the desired product.


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