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I know that salt is not soluble in oil. I've tried seasoning oil with it and the salt never dissolved. I was wondering if MSG behaves the same way as salt in oil?

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No. Monosodium glutamate is a salt, and like most salts is essentially insoluble in oil.

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    Glutamic acid is soluble at 0.00035g/100g ethanol (25°C). The sodium salt will be similar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamic_acid The stuff is highly polar, and oils are highly nonpolar. They will not mix well together, even the salts of glutamate as you are asking about. – Wayfaring Stranger Feb 14 at 22:02

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