Monopotassium glutamate

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Monopotassium glutamate
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IUPAC name
Potassium 2-amino-5-hydroxy-5-oxopentanoate
Other names
Potassium glutamate; E622; Glutamic acid potassium salt
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.039.161 Edit this at Wikidata
E number E622 (flavour enhancer)
Molar mass 185.220 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Monopotassium glutamate (MPG) is a compound with formula KC5H8NO4. It is a potassium acid salt of glutamic acid.

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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