AJI-NO-MOTO (味の素, essence of taste) is the trade name for the companys original monosodium glutamate (MSG) product, the first of its kind, since 1909.
What is Ajinomoto called in India?
Ajinomoto Co Inc, whose name is synonymous with flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG), is setting up manufacturing base in India. The Japanese multinational has applied for licence to produce the controversial MSG, which is at the centre of the Maggi controversy.
What is Ajinomoto salt?
AJI-NO-MOTO®, monosodium glutamate, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most common naturally occurring amino acids. Glutamic acid is produced in abundance in our bodies and found in many foods we eat every day, including meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, as well as tomatoes, corn and nuts.
Is MSG illegal in India?
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the apex authority on food safety and standards in India, has formulated a regulation pertaining to MSG. As per the FSSAI guidelines, MSG cannot be added to pasta and noodles. FSSAI has fixed the maximum permissible limits of MSG in canned crab meat at 500mg/kg.