Understanding safety of glutamate in food and brain.

  title={Understanding safety of glutamate in food and brain.},
  author={Hruda Nanda Mallick},
  journal={Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  volume={51 3},
Glutamate is ubiquitous in nature and is present in all living organisms. It is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in central nervous system. Glutamate is being used as food additive for enhancing flavour for over last 1200 years imparting a unique taste known as "umami" in Japanese. It is being marketed for about last 100 years. The taste of umami is now recognized as the fifth basic taste. Many of the foods used in cooking for enhancing flavour contain high amount of glutamate. Breast… CONTINUE READING
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