Experts bat for AJI-NO-MOTO, say MSG present in mothers milk

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 26, 2018 03:49 PM IST

Chennai: Ajinomoto Group, global manufacturer of seasonings, processed foods and beverages held an event in city where renowned chef M S Rajmohan, dietician Dr Dharini Krishnan, nutritionist Dr Divya Purushotham along with managing director, Ajinomoto India, Atsushi Mishuku and manager - Marketing, Ajinomoto India, Govinda Biswas, discussed about the facts about the taste enhancer.

Explaining the components of AJI-NO-MOTO (MSG), which are glutamate, sodium and water, dietician, Dr Dharini Krishnan, said, "Mono Sodium Glutamate is very safe for human consumption. Glutamic acid is something, which is found in breast milk also and is very safe. It is prepared from natural ingredients."

Nutritionist Dr Divya Purushotham, said, "Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid (glutamate). MSG is a flavour enhancer, which has been used effectively for nearly a century to bring out the best flavour of food."

Director, Ajinomoto India, Atsushi Mishuku, said, "AJI-NO-MOTO (MSG) is a natural seasoning used to enhance the umami taste. Umami is one of the five basic tastes abundantly present in the nature in different food sources and vegetables. It is present in everyday food sources like vegetables, tomato, milk, cheese, etc."

The Ajinomoto group was founded in 1909 and now operates in 27 countries.