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Disodium inosinate

Disodium inosinate does not contain MSG, but works synergistically with free glutamic acid. When disodium inosinate is found on a food label, consumers can be fairly certain that the labeled product contains some hidden processed free glutamic acid (MSG). Disodium inosinate is relatively a expensive food additive that would not be cost effective if it were not used in the presence of MSG.

  • May be prepared from meat or sardines; may trigger gout, not permitted in foods for infants and young children
  • Not normally suitable for vegetarians - usually made from meat or fish.
  • E631 disodium inosinate [Flavour enhancer] [possibly of animal origin]
  • It is found in instant noodles, potato chips and snacks, savoury rice, tinned vegetables, cured meats, packet soup.

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