Russian scientists are developing technology for the production of monosodium glutamate, a key additive in the food industry

Scientists are creating a secret technology to improve the taste of food. What’s behind this discovery?


02/13/2024 20:31

Scientists from the Russian Chemical-Technological University (RHTU) named after. D.I. Mendeleev are working on developing technology for the production of monosodium glutamate (E621), a popular food additive.

This component gives products a special taste and is widely used in the food industry. Scientists have identified the type of bacteria best suited for the production of glutamic acid. This is reported by News.

They will work with microorganisms from the Corynebacterium group, selecting the best species after experiments. Consumption of monosodium glutamate in Russia is about 10 thousand tons per year, but most of it is imported from China.

Over the past few years, the cost of imports has doubled, so creating your own production of monosodium glutamate in Russia may be economically justified.

Author Daniil Polonikov

Daniil Sergeevich Polonikov (December 19, 2003, Ivanovo) – student at the Higher School of Economics, freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru.

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