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Procurement Resource provides latest prices of MSG (Monosodium Glutamate). Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of MSG for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa


MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is basically known as the sodium salt of glutamic acid. This compound is a white, odourless, crystalline powder, which is available as the monohydrate. It is one of the most abundant non-essential amino acids found in nature. Further, glutamic acid is also found to be naturally available in tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, and other foods. MSG is utilised as a flavour enhancer to intensify the meaty, savoury flavour of the food items. 

Chemical Formula of MSG

  • C5H8NNaO4    


  • 142-47-2
  • Sodium 2-aminopentanedioate     
  • Glutamic acid monosodium salt 

Molecular Weight

  • 169.11 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Flavour enhancer
  • Medical and pharmaceutical products
  • Meat products
  • Seasonal blends 
  • Cheeses

Production Process

  • Production of MSG via Bacterial Fermentation

The natural products such as sugarcane and tapioca are utilised in the production of MSG through bacterial fermentation. Such products, upon bacterial fermentation form glutamic acid, which is followed by sodium neutralisation, converting the acid into MSG solution. The obtained solution is further purified to finally obtain the desired product.
Supplier Database:    

  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • COFCO International
  • Fufeng Group Company Limited
  • Bio-Chem Technology Group Company Limited
  • Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd
  • Cargill, Incorporated

Note: Our supplier search experts can assist your procurement teams in compiling and validating a list of suppliers indicating they have products, services, and capabilities that meet your company's needs.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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