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Parchem is the Premier Supplier of L-Glutamic Acid

Feb 25, 2013

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L-Glutamic Acid Molecular StructureParchem – fine & specialty chemicals has been supplying high quality amino acids such as L-glutamic acid to the nutritional and pharmaceutical markets for over 20 years.  L-glutamic acid [CAS 617-65-2] is one of many non-essential amino acids that are produced in the body.  Downstream derivatives of L-glutamic acid include salts and carboxylate anions, also known as glutamates.  Glutamates and other L-glutamic acid derivatives are used in foods, flavorings, nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products

L-Glutamic acid occurs naturally in many protein-rich foods and is typically used as a flavoring agent when added to food products in its crystalline salt state, monosodium glutamate (MSG).  Although L-glutamic acid is naturally present in numerous foods that contain protein, it cannot be tasted in these foods unless it is unbound (i.e. not part of a long protein chain).  In its unbound form, L-glutamic acid is gives off the taste known as umami, which is a rich and savory flavor tasted at the back of the tongue.   

L-Glutamic acid is a member of the amino acids chemical family, and amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.  Long protein chains typically comprise several different amino acids, and each type of amino acid has different properties and effects.  Many amino acids are essential amino acids, meaning that they are not produced in the body and must be obtained from other sources (protein-rich foods are sources of essential amino acids).  L-glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid because it is produced naturally in the body. 

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, and our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is our top priority.  We are proactive resourcing specialists and we pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide high quality chemicals and raw materials to the pharmaceutical, personal care, nutritional, and specialty chemical markets. 

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