|Glutamate - Reciprocal Net Common Molecule||Log in|
Glutamate is one of two acidic amino acids.
Chemical Formula: C5H9N1O4
Other names: glutamic acid,
Layman's explanation: Glutamate is an essential amino acid found in nearly all proteins. There are two forms of glutamate, bound glutamate (which is found in all protein) and free glutamate. Bound glutamate is produced in the body in large amounts. Free glutamate (called monosodium glutamate) is often used as a flavor enhancer to bring out the flavor of some foods. Such foods as tomatoes and mushrooms contain extremely high levels of free glutamate.
Keywords: flavor enhancer, MSG
More visualization options...
See other versions...