Monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG, has long been a vital ingredient in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. As a flavor enhancer, MSG possess the ability to intensify and enrich the savory taste known as umami.

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The primary application of MSG is its ability to enhance and intensify flavors, it reduces sodium levels in products as they require less salt/spices in place of MSG, and helps to balance flavor profiles of various food and beverage products.

MSG is formulated through the extraction and purification of glutamate, the amino acid responsible for its flavor-enhancing properties. It is often extracted from soybeans, tomatoes, beets and other plant-based proteins.

Appearance: MSG is an odorless white crystalline powder, commonly compared to table salt.

Particle size: Variable – contact us for more information about particle size.

Solubility: Pure MSG is water soluble.

Flavor profile: Umami 

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading monosodium glutamate (MSG) supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of food and beverage ingredients distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network, we can supply your business in an efficient manner at a low cost. Our passion for delivering innovative solutions and developing unique partnerships allows us to ensure that we meet customers’ unique needs and help them solve complex problems.