What is DISODIUM INOSINATE?

What is DISODIUM INOSINATE?

The disodium salt of inosinic acid that is used to enhance flavor, usually in potato chips. It is found in pigs and fish.


Is DISODIUM INOSINATE healty for me?

In the US, consumption of added 5'-ribonucleotides averages 4 mg per day, compared to 2 g per day of naturally occurring purines. A review of literature by an FDA committee found no evidence of carcinogenicity or teratogenicity.


More information about DISODIUM INOSINATE.

It is supposedly not a cheap additive it usually is not used independently of glutamic acid; if disodium inosinate is present in a list of ingredients but MSG does not appear to be, it is possible that glutamic acid is provided as part of another ingredient or is naturally occurring in another ingredient like tomatoes, Parmesan cheese or yeast extract. It is often added to foods in conjunction with disodium guanylate; the combination is known as disodium 5'-ribonucleotides.

   

Comments:

  1. Ellen
    You have a very informative site! Found while searching for info on preservatives, it provided me with the most useful info.

  2. Renee
    Hi.. Could anyone tell me how to know if this is natural or not? I am a vegetarian.. this seems to be in a lot of stuff.. But I have never heard of it until today.. So when it is natural, it is vegetarian..? When not it isn\'t? A little confused.. Sorry!

  3. Rebecca L. Rose
    So ...\"if disodium inosinate is present in a list of ingredients but MSG does not appear to be, it is possible that glutamic acid is provided as part of another ingredient or is naturally occurring in another ingredient ...\"are you saying that msg also occurs natually in tomatoes, parmesan and yeast extract ?

  4. Nancy
    So is this a natural occurance in foods that is taken from fish and pigs and put into other foods to add flavor? An oily salt? Both fish and pigs have oily substance to them correct?

  5. Olivia
    renee: natural just means no chemicals, vegetarian is no meat products. nancy have you ever touched a pig?

  6. Fiza
    As u said it is present in Fish or Pig...so if this Disodium inosinate (E631) is written on the packets of the chips,noodles etc so how we ll know whether it is from Fish or Pig??

  7. razz
    I G can be derived from pigs, fish, seaweed. But commercially it is manufactured from microbial fermentation, much like beer or wine. Think about it....companies are not going to pay for all this raw material (raw pig scraps or whatever) Its much cheaper to make a sugar solution (HFCS and water) and inoculate it with a particular bacteria/yeast/mold. They grow by themselves and produce copious amounts of by product. essentially for free. It is processed, seperated, and dried into a crystaline powder. It looks similar to corn starch. Since it comes from a naturally occuring process it is considered \"natural\" although that definition is weak to begin with. I think its kinda gross but what do i know. Im only a simple food scientist.

  8. Pat Hammond
    Is this ingredient acceptable in a gluten free diet?

  9. Pat Hammond
    Is this ingredient acceptable in a gluten free diet?

  10. Joe Moraga
    I am very much interested to know to the question posed by Fiza. Can anyone pls comment?

  11. judy ashton
    Is this an acceptable ingredient in a gluten/dairy free diet?

  12. mamat
    How we know..that product use fish or pigs....

  13. SUDHA BHASIN
    Even now a days the potato chips are having disodium inosinate in it. Please let us know yes or no.

  14. nadeem y khan
    Kindley informe me disodium insoniate has any ingrideant of aoy animal

  15. kamisah
    please explain about FIZA question...tq

  16. Junaid
    Fiza..e631 number or numbers starts from e indicate it is produced from pig meat ..

  17. Junaid
    Fiza..e631 number or numbers starts from e indicate it is produced from pig meat ..

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