monosodium glutamate

noun
mono·​so·​di·​um glu·​ta·​mate | \ ˌmä-nə-ˌsō-dē-əm-ˈglü-tə-ˌmāt How to pronounce monosodium glutamate (audio) \

Definition of monosodium glutamate

: a crystalline sodium salt C5H8NO4Na derived from glutamic acid and used to enhance the flavor of food abbreviation MSG

Examples of monosodium glutamate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The world’s biggest restaurant chain is currently testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, an ingredient that adds a savory taste but has also drawn health concerns from consumers. Leslie Patton, Bloomberg.com, "McDonald’s Sprinkles Some MSG in Chicken Sandwich Race," 10 May 2020 The world’s biggest restaurant chain is currently testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, an ingredient that adds a savory taste but has also drawn health concerns from consumers. Leslie Patton / Bloomberg, Time, "McDonald's Has a New Secret Ingredient in the Chicken Sandwich Wars: MSG," 15 Jan. 2020 Demand for flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has fallen dramatically over the years, for example, while oyster sauce has spiked because Chinese consumers view it as a healthy alternative. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Starbucks is adding plant-based meat and oat milk lattes to its menu in China," 21 Apr. 2020 The world’s biggest restaurant chain is currently testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, an ingredient that adds a savory taste but has also drawn health concerns from consumers. Leslie Patton / Bloomberg, Time, "McDonald's Has a New Secret Ingredient in the Chicken Sandwich Wars: MSG," 15 Jan. 2020 The world’s biggest restaurant chain is currently testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, an ingredient that adds a savory taste but has also drawn health concerns from consumers. Leslie Patton / Bloomberg, Time, "McDonald's Has a New Secret Ingredient in the Chicken Sandwich Wars: MSG," 15 Jan. 2020 The world’s biggest restaurant chain is currently testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, an ingredient that adds a savory taste but has also drawn health concerns from consumers. Leslie Patton / Bloomberg, Time, "McDonald's Has a New Secret Ingredient in the Chicken Sandwich Wars: MSG," 15 Jan. 2020 McDonald's is now testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, or MSG, at more than 230 of its restaurants in Texas and Tennessee. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "McDonald's turns to MSG in bid to be player in chicken sandwiches," 14 Jan. 2020 The world’s biggest restaurant chain is testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, an ingredient that adds a savory taste but has drawn health concerns from consumers. BostonGlobe.com, "Boeing no longer world’s largest planemaker after 737 Max grounding," 14 Jan. 2020

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Monosodium glutamate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monosodium%20glutamate. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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monosodium glutamate

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English Language Learners Definition of monosodium glutamate

: a kind of salt used for seasoning foods

monosodium glutamate

noun
mono·​so·​di·​um glu·​ta·​mate | \ ˌmän-ə-ˌsōd-ē-əm-ˈglüt-ə-ˌmāt How to pronounce monosodium glutamate (audio) \

Medical Definition of monosodium glutamate

: a crystalline salt C5H8NO4Na derived from glutamic acid that is used to enhance the flavor of food and medicinally to reduce ammonia levels in blood and tissues in ammoniacal azotemia (as in hepatic insufficiency) abbreviation MSG

called also sodium glutamate

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