It has the E number E622 and is used in foods as a flavor enhancer. It is a non-sodium MSG alternative.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
European Union
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Monopotassium L-glutamate
Philippines
Approved Monopotassium Glutamate, L-
Austria
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Belgium
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Bulgaria
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Cyprus
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Czech Republic
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Denmark
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Estonia
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Finland
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
France
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Germany
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Greece
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Hungary
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Ireland
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Italy
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Latvia
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Lithuania
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Luxembourg
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Malta
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Netherlands
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Poland
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Portugal
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Romania
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Slovakia
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Slovenia
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Spain
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Sweden
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
United Kingdom
Approved Monopotassium glutamate
Australia
Approved Monopotassium L-glutamate
New Zealand
Approved Monopotassium L-glutamate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: Problems in people with poor kidney function, headache, asthma, nausea, restlessness.

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Monopotassium Glutamate is from vegetable protein or it has to be under Halal or kosher certification. In USA/Canada it is kosher certified and meet the Halal requirements. Monopotassium Glutamate can also be obtained from yeast. But if yeast is grown on pork media then it is Haram. It happened in Indonesia few years back when Monosodium Glutamate is produced using pork fat media to grow yeast by Ajinomonto Indonesia. As it was reported on our website.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: Commercially prepared from molasses by bacterial fermentation. Also prepared from vegetable protein, such as gluten, or soy protein. Less used and not as salty, low sodium salt substitute. Can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps; typical products are low sodium salt substitutes. Not for babies under 12 months old or those people with impaired kidneys.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: NOT SAFE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN. Hyperactivity, Asthma, Urticaria, Insomnia, Abdominal cramps, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea. HARMFUL TO PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY STONES. As this substance is not suitable for babies under six months we suggest it would be advisable for pregnant and lactating mothers to avoid it also unless/until it is proven safe in these circumstances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: Can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps; typical products are low sodium salt substitute

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E622 - Monopotassium L-glutamate: Can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps; typical products are low sodium salt substitutes.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Monopotassium glutamate
Potassium glutamate
MPG
L-glutamic acid potassium salt (1:1)
laevo-glutamic acid potassium salt (1:1)
potassium (2S)-2-amino-5-hydroxy-5-oxopentanoate
potassium diglutamate
mono potassium L-glutamate
mono potassium laevo-glutamate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 19473-49-5
  • EINECS Number: 243-094-0

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