[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.188) Ajinomoto (Japan): World's first producer of monosodium glutamate
(Worldkings.org) The Ajinomoto story began in 1908 when scientist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda discovered that the amino acid found in traditional Japanese seaweed soup (also called dashi), L-glutamic acid, is the source of umami – the savory, fifth taste found in many foods. This discovery led to the founding of Ajinomoto Co. and the introduction of the world’s first umami seasoning, monosodium glutamate.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Ajinomoto: World's first producer of monosodium glutamate (MSG)
(Worldkings.org) Ajinomoto is the world's first producer of monosodium glutamate (MSG).
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - July 25, 2018 - Ajinomoto Co. is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), patents a process for manufacturing it.
(Worldkings.org) Monosodium glutamate (MSG, also known as sodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally occurring non-essential amino acids. Glutamic acid is found naturally in tomatoes, grapes, cheese, mushrooms and other foods.