Odourless, white or off-white crystals or powder.

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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

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Magnesium glutamate
Philippines
Approved Magnesium Glutamate, Dl-L- I
Austria
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Belgium
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Bulgaria
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Cyprus
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Czech Republic
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Denmark
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Estonia
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Finland
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
France
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Germany
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Greece
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Hungary
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Ireland
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Italy
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Latvia
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Lithuania
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Luxembourg
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Malta
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Netherlands
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Poland
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Portugal
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Romania
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Slovakia
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Slovenia
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Spain
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Sweden
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
United Kingdom
Approved Magnesium diglutamate
Australia
Approved Magnesium glutamate
New Zealand
Approved Magnesium glutamate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E625 - Magnesium di-L-glutamate: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E625 - Magnesium di-L-glutamate: Varied allergic reactions in some people. Not recommended for asthmatics.

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E625 - Magnesium di-L-glutamate: Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Magnesium diglutamate 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. Magnesium diglutamate 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

Derived from plant products - yes

E625 - Magnesium di-L-glutamate: Commercially prepared from molasses by bacterial fermentation. Also prepared from vegetable protein, such as gluten, or soy protein. Salt substitute, flavour enhancer. Hardly used, only in low sodium meat products. No known adverse effects.

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Magnesium diglutamate
Magnesium glutamate
magnesium (2S)-2-aminopentanedioate
magnesium di-L-glutamate
magnesium di-L-glutamate tetrahydrate
mono magnesium di-laevo-glutamate tetrahydrate
magnesium glutamate
magnesium L-glutamate
magnesium 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

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

  • CAS Number: 18543-68-5
  • EINECS Number: 242-413-0

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