Here we introduce how MSG is produced

 
1
raw
materials
2
fermentation
process
3
Crystallization
4
Monosodium
glutamate
solution
5
Cleaning
Monosodium
glutamate
6
Crystallization
of Monosodium
glutamate
7
Monosodium
glutamate
drying
8
Packaging
1

We use natural crops
as raw materials.

The sugarcane is squeezed to make molasses.


Q 1. What about in the case of other raw materials?


A 1. In case of cassava, corn, rice or wheat they are processed and starch is obtained. The starch is then saccharized and used.

2

Glutamic acid is produced through
a fermentation process.

The heat sterilized raw materials and other nutrients are put into the tank.

FAQ

Food we are all famillar with – such as yogust, soya sauce, fish sauce and miso- are made thanks to the work of fermentation – causing microorganisms.

We searched the world for the natural microorganisms producing glutamic acid and succeeded in producing monosodium glutamate.

Glutamic acid producing microorganisms produce glutamic acid through fermentation.

   Raw material Microorganisms
Yogurt Milk Lactic acid bacteria
Soy sauce/Miso Soy beans Aspergillus
AJI-NO-MOTO ® Carbohydrates Glutamic acid producing microorganisms

Glutamic acid producing microorganisms is added to the fermentation broth

Glutamic acid is released into the fermentation broth.

Glutamic acid producing microorganisms takes in sugar.

The sugar is gradually converted into glutamic acid.

Glutamic acid is released into the fermentation broth.

3

Glutamic acid is isolated
through crystallization.

By acidifying the fermentation broth, glutamic acid is crystallized.

The glutamic acid crystal cake is separated from acidified fermentation broth.

4

Glutamic acid is made into
monosodium Glutamate.

By adding glutamic acid cake into sodium hydroxide solution (food grade), glutamic acid is converted to monosodium glutamate.

Monosodium glutamate is superior in solubility and storage stability as a seasoning.

FAQ

Q.1 What is the difference between monosodium glutamate and glutamic acid?

A.1 Compared to glutamic acid, monosodium glutamate is more soluble in water, less likely to absorb moisture and has a stronger umami taste.

5

Glutamic acid is made into
monosodium Glutamate.

By using active carbon to remove impurities, monosodium glutamate solution is cleaned up.

Active carbon has many micro holes on its surface. Impurities are absorbed onto the surface of the active carbon. As impurities are removed by using active carbon, monosodium glutamate solution becomes clean and clear.

FAQ

Q.1 What other applications does active carbon have?

A.1 In the case of sugar production, impurities are also removed in the same way by using active carbon.

6

Monosodium glutamate is crystallized.

Cleaned monosodium glutamate solution is concentrated by heating and monosodium Glutamate crystals are formed.

7

Monosodium glutamate
crystals are dried.

The crystals which are vibrated and transported are dried with hot air in the closed system.

8

Monosodium glutamate crystals
are weighted and packaged.

High quality manufactured monosodium glutamate is measured and packaged.
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