GMP (disodium guanylate)


Disodium guanylate is the disodium salt of the flavor enhancer guanosine monophosphate (GMP). Disodium guanylate is a food additive and is usually used in conjunction with glutamic acid (monosodium glutamate, MSG).

As it is a fairly expensive additive, it is not used independently of glutamic acid; if disodium guanylate is present in a list of ingredients but MSG does not appear to be, it is likely that glutamic acid is provided as part of another ingredient such as a processed soy protein complex.

Disodium guanylate is produced from dried fish or dried seaweed and is often added to instant noodles, potato chips and snacks, savory rice, canned vegetables, cured meats, packet soup.

Special Note: Healing Gourmet does not endorse foods containing disodium guanylate.


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