Solubility and thermal stability of AJI-NO-MOTO®

Solubility in water (g/100 g)
Thermal stability*
*remaining amount in soup after thermal treatment of 30min / 124°C / pH 5.0

What is AJI-NO-MOTO®?

AJI-NO-MOTO® is an Umami substance which enriches the sensorial profile of foods, making them much more flavorful. It provides Umami, the 5th basic taste.

AJI-NO-MOTO® is composed of monosodium glutamate, produced by Ajinomoto through the fermentation of sugarcane molasses, resulting in a high quality and pure product. For these reasons it is the mostly used flavor enhancer in the food industry.

In Japanese, “AJI-NO-MOTO®” means "essence of flavor".


Monosodium glutamate (Purity superior to 99%).


- increases sensorial acceptance through Umami taste
- provides complexity, impact, continuity and harmony to the flavor
- masks undesired aftertastes (such as the ones of salt replacers)
- supports reduce sodium

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AJI-NO-MOTO® is an easy-to-apply product, because:

- it is highly soluble in water
- has low hygroscopicity
- offers excellent stability in high temperatures and in the presence of light
- is not perishable


AJI-NO-MOTO® may be used in several foods, and it can be used directly as powder or diluted.
Application AJI-NO-MOTO®


Reference basis

Recommended dosage

Meat products amount of product ≥ 0,3%
amount of product
amount of diluted product
15 - 25%
0,4 - 0,6%
dilution for consumption 1:12 - 13
amount of product
amount of diluted product
6 - 8%
0,5 - 0,7%
up to 10% salt
high salt content
for instant noodles (Lamen)
amount of product
amount of product
amount of product
50 - 70%
8 - 10%
10 - 17%
Snacks amount of product 0,60 - 0,75%
Tomato sauce amount of product 0,6 - 1,0%
Mustard amount of product 0,6 - 1,0%
Salad dressings amount of product 0,4 - 0,6%
Vegetable preserves amount of product 0,2 - 0,3%
Fish byproducts amount of product ≥ 0,3%
Frozen foods amount of product ≥ 0,3%
Biscuits amount of product ≥ 0,3%
Pasta / dough amount of product ≥ 0,3%

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25 kg bags and Big Bag of 1000 kg.


- Regular Crystal
- Fine Crystal
- Extra-fine Crystal


Keep in a dry and cool place.



- Classified by FDA as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), like salt, vinegar and pepper.
- JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Experts Committee on Food Additives) classifies flavor enhancers as safe with 'no specified' Acceptable Daily Ingestion.

Consult your local regulation before using.