Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, a natural substance that is also found in breast milk, or protein foods such as mushrooms, cheese or seaweed. In 1909, the company Ajinomoto produces first MSG. Ajinomoto literally translated means "essence of taste". The natural flavor enhancer gives dishes an umami flavor, which is described as spicy. MSG intensifies other flavors and refines your food. Use Ajinomoto MSG Monosodium Glutamate for dishes with meat, fish and vegetables, soups, sauces, and marinades, and intensify the natural flavor of your ingredients. MSG is one of the most controlled food supplements and safe for consumption.