ingredient information
Disodium Inosinate
Disodium Inosinate An expensive flavor enhancer usually used with the cheaper Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) alternative. Disodium 5’-inosinate, or E631, comes from the nucleotide Inosine monophosphate (IMP) commonly found in mushrooms and meats. Nucleotides are information-carrying molecules (seen in DNA) and help with the body’s metabolic processes. It is produced by microbial fermentation in vegetables and put in tapioca starch to make it a powder form. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration but like MSG, is associated with certain allergic reactions after consumption. See Monosodium Glutamate. "Disodium Inosinate Side Effects." Free Article Catalogue. 30 Mar. 2011. Web. 16 May 2011. . Yacoubou, Jeanne. "The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog." The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG). 21 Mar. 2011. Web. 16 May 2011. .