Disodium guanylate, also known as sodium 5'-guanylate and disodium 5'-guanylate, is a natural disodium salt of the flavor enhancer guanosine monophosphate (GMP).

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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 Disodium guanylate
European Union
Approved Disodium guanylate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Disodium 5’-guanylate
Philippines
Approved Disodium Guanylate, 5'-
Austria
Approved Disodium guanylate
Belgium
Approved Disodium guanylate
Bulgaria
Approved Disodium guanylate
Cyprus
Approved Disodium guanylate
Czech Republic
Approved Disodium guanylate
Denmark
Approved Disodium guanylate
Estonia
Approved Disodium guanylate
Finland
Approved Disodium guanylate
France
Approved Disodium guanylate
Germany
Approved Disodium guanylate
Greece
Approved Disodium guanylate
Hungary
Approved Disodium guanylate
Ireland
Approved Disodium guanylate
Italy
Approved Disodium guanylate
Latvia
Approved Disodium guanylate
Lithuania
Approved Disodium guanylate
Luxembourg
Approved Disodium guanylate
Malta
Approved Disodium guanylate
Netherlands
Approved Disodium guanylate
Poland
Approved Disodium guanylate
Portugal
Approved Disodium guanylate
Romania
Approved Disodium guanylate
Slovakia
Approved Disodium guanylate
Slovenia
Approved Disodium guanylate
Spain
Approved Disodium guanylate
Sweden
Approved Disodium guanylate
United Kingdom
Approved Disodium guanylate
Australia
Approved Disodium 5’-guanylate
New Zealand
Approved Disodium 5’-guanylate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Asthmatics and aspirin sensitive people should avoid, linked to hyperactivity, gout sufferers avoid. Prohibited in foods for infants and young children

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Sodium Guanylate is from vegetable source or it has to be under Halal or kosher certification. In USA/Canada it is kosher certified and meet the Halal requirements. Although disodium Guanylate is obtained from fish or seaweed or 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

Genetically engineered - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Guanylates are salts of guanylic acid. This acid may be manufactured with the aid of genetically modified microorganisms. However, the commercial presence and prevalence of this process cannot be determined in individual cases.

GMO Compass

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Isolated from sardines or yeast extract; may trigger gout, not permitted in foods for infants and young children.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Flavour enhancer. Isolated from sardines or yeast extract; not permitted in foods for infants and young children. Persons with gout, hyperactivity, asthmatics and aspirin sensitive's should avoid it. It is found in instant noodles, potato chips and snacks, savoury rice, tinned vegetables, cured meats, packet soup.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: NOT SAFE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN. Hyperactivity, Asthma, Urticaria, Insomnia. HARMFUL TO PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM GOUT OR RHEUMATISM. 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

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Sodium Guanylate, Flavour enhancer. Isolated from sardines or yeast extract; may trigger gout, not permitted in foods for infants and young children

DFlock

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E627 - Disodium 5’-guanylate: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Disodium guanylate
Sodium 5'-guanylate
Sodium guanylate
GMP
disodium [(2R,3S,4R,5R)-5-(2-amino-6-oxo-3H-purin-9-yl)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]methyl phosphate
disodium-5'-guanylate
guanosine 5'-(disodium phosphate)
ribotide

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: 5550-12-9
  • EINECS Number: 226-914-1

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