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Is MSG necessary or what to replace it with?

This is an interesting topic in that there is a polarisation between people who want to avoid it and those who swear by it. There is some misinformation in that MSG is not exactly found in nature. ...
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Can a food contain 'extra' sodium?

I think you've misunderstood people talking about sodium; I would expect they are generally just talking about table salt, NaCl. Addressing your question about quantity, it's very common that when ...
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Instant noodle flavour/ flavor enhancers – beyond mere MSG

Wikipedia says they're made through fermentation. You can find DI/DG mixes on Amazon. Ajinomoto sells 1-kg packs (~1000 servings) of MSG/DI/DG for food service use. If you get friendly with an Asian ...
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Amounts of MSG and natural glutamates in bouillon and soy sauce

Just answering the "soy sauce" part of your question. The "bouillon" part of your question is completely unanswerable given the vast range of products that call themselves ...
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Is MSG able to penetrate meat like chicken breast and steak when dissolved in a brine?

Yes, MSG will penetrate, and it appears to diffuse about 1/3 as fast as table salt. You will learn a lot from this link. You'll need to scroll down quite a bit, or search the page for MSG.
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Is MSG soluble in oil?

No. Monosodium glutamate is a salt, and like most salts is essentially insoluble in oil.
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Quantities of salt and MSG for a chicken stock substitute

I think you need to use MSG by taste. If you are too heavy handed, your stock will wind up tasting more dashi-like...probably something you don't want in a stew. If you are new to MSG, to get a ...
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Is it possible to purchase Disodium Ribonucleotides (E635) in consumer/small quantities?

We (Make it Meaty) have it available in small quantities through Amazon, or in 10KG boxes direct: 45, 100, and 350g https://www.amazon.com/Sodium-Inosinate-Guanylate-100-gram/dp/B07ZQSMPDF 10KG and up ...
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Can a food contain 'extra' sodium?

The answer is "no", but probably not for the reasons you imagined it. The most widespread mental model on taste is what I would all "analytical": salt ions hit the receptors on ...
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Ran out of salt can I use MSG (monosodium glutamate) instead?

Sure you can. It will not taste salty, but it also will not taste bland, it will have a "seasoned" taste. Will you like it that way, or miss the salt? That's not something we can predict (or you, for ...
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Ran out of salt can I use MSG (monosodium glutamate) instead?

The simple answer is no. The mouth feels five distinct flavours. Salty (from salt) is one of them. Umami (from MSG) is another. They are not the same flavour at all, and cannot be directly ...
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Can a food contain 'extra' sodium?

I too think you have mis-understood what happens when the sodium is declared on the product nutritional information. To get the sodium content (and other contents too), the food-stuff undergoes a ...
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Is it possible to purchase Disodium Ribonucleotides (E635) in consumer/small quantities?

I looked up the Ajinomoto website for Indonesia, where I live: Their product line-up for Indonesia consists of: Retail: Pure MSG Plus various other cooking products, ranging from mayonnaise to ...
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Is it possible to purchase Disodium Ribonucleotides (E635) in consumer/small quantities?

I found Special Ingredients (UK) and their "Flavour Enhancer", which is a 1:1 mix of disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate: Special Ingredients. Available in 100g/250g/500g. They seem to sell ...
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Is it possible to purchase Disodium Ribonucleotides (E635) in consumer/small quantities?

Alibaba looks like the place to look for "inosinic acid" "food grade" Amazon India has it, but it looks like no one has bought it yet, and you'd have to figure out their currency system. If you buy ...
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