Glutamic acid Essays

  • MSG: The Risky Taste

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    this stuff), food that contains MSG, and a solution to the many problems it causes. With these key points in mind, let's explore the origins of MSG and the problems associated with it. MSG, by itself is a type of sodium salt of glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid. This is not just "salt" like in table salt, but something different altogether. In terms of appearance, it resembles a white powdery substance. While it doesn't technically have a melting point, when heated it decomposes. But

  • Food Additives: History and Types

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    increase shelf life, enhance texture, and much more. Food additives have a general connotation that they are man made, but food additives can both be synthetic or naturally derived. Examples of naturally derived food additives include vitamin C (corbic acid), sodium, or lecithin found in soybeans. Generally, these food additives are used in very small quantities and are very carefully monitored by various scientific organizations. In the early 1900s, food additives were used extensively after their potential

  • Chemistry: Monosodium Glutamate

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    Chemical compound- Monosodium Glutamate Introduction Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is the salt of an amino acid-Glutamic Acid or glutamate. It is commonly used as a flavor enhancing food additive. MSG is a very important ingredient in the cuisines of China and Japan. Glutamates are found naturally in tomatoes, cheese and mushrooms. It is also used in soups, sauces and frozen vegetables. MSG has a unique taste, known as umami (meaning “savory deliciousness”) which is considered distinct from the four

  • Controversies around the use of Monosodium glutamate in food

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    Monosodium glutamate (C5H8NO4Na) also known as MSG is an organic compound derived from glutamic acid that is used as a flavour enhancer for food. Glutamic acid or glutamate is a naturally occurring non essential amino acid that combines with sodium ion to form MSG. Glutamate is produced naturally by our bodies and is also found in meats and vegetables that we eat (Health Canada, 2008, Para. 1). MSG is an odorless, white crystalline compound in its pure form. MSG on its own has a taste similar to

  • Monosodium Glutamate

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    Monosodium Glutamate I.INTRODUCTION Have you ever had a situation were after a busy day at work, went to a restaurant for a nice dinner and enjoyed the taste of the food that was presented to you, but soon after the dinner was over, you felt really tired and sick? Did this ever made you regret the fact that you went there instead of taking the time of preparing to yourself something “light” and “healthy” or maybe you were promising to yourself that you would never do this again? But how

  • Monosodium Glutamate

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    debated and research is conducted to study the health implications of MSG and formulate constructive measures to resolve this issue. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MSG Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a sodium salt of the non-essential amino acid glutamic acid. IUPAC name of MSG is sodium (2S)-2-amino-5-hydroxy-5-oxo-pentanoate. In market, MSG is usually used as white crystalline powder and is more soluble in water but less soluble in ethanol. Besides, regular food processing and cooking will not

  • Food Deserves Labels

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    If we label articles such as cleaning supplies and nail polish remover that will do harm when ingested then why do we not label foods that can cause serious illness of death? Each day thousands of adults and children are diagnosed with disabling conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and the rates are rapidly increasing. Many of these lifelong impairments are directly related to the diets that we attest to as a society. Foods with GMO’s, hydrogenated oils, artificial sugars (aspartame)

  • What's The Big Deal About Gluten?

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    there are four main chemicals of life: carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Gluten is a protein found in wheat barley, rye, and some oats. In today’s society, people are debating the questions, “Is gluten an okay choice?…And… Should we eliminate it from our diet?” Research on this can help answer some of the many questions we have about gluten. The protein gluten comes from grains and is created when the amino acids glutenin and gaiadin form a bond. Gluten traps carbon dioxide which

  • Cross Linking Essay

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    Cross-linking agents As shown in Table 1, cross-linking can be classified into three types; chemical, biological and physical cross-linking [9, 15]. Chemical Cross-linking There are two types of chemical cross-linkers; synthetic and naturally derived reagents. The most commonly employed cross-linking reagent for collagen-based biomaterials is glutaraldehyde (GA), a five carbon bifunctional aldehyde, bridging ɛ-amino group of lysyl residues present in the protein over a varying range of distances

  • Determination Of An Unknown Amino Acid From Titration

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    Determination of An Unknown Amino Acid From Titration Abstract Experiment 11 used a titration curve to determine the identity of an unknown amino acid. The initial pH of the solution was 1.96, and the pKa’s found experimentally were 2.0, 4.0, and 9.85. The accepted pKa values were found to be 2.10, 4.07, and 9.47. The molecular weight was calculated to be 176.3 while the accepted value was found to be 183.5. The identity of the unknown amino acid was established to be glutamic acid, hydrochloride. Introduction

  • Neurotransmitters

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    Neurotransmitters Neurotransmitters are chemicals made by neurons and used by them to transmit signals to the other neurons or non-neuronal cells (e.g., skeletal muscle; myocardium, pineal glandular cells) that they innervate. The neurotransmitters produce their effects by being released into synapses when their neuron of origin fires (i.e., becomes depolarized) and then attaching to receptors in the membrane of the post-synaptic cells. This causes changes in the fluxes of particular ions across

  • The Effect of Temperature on the Rate of Reaction of Sodium Thiosulphate and Nitric Acid

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    Thiosulphate and Nitric Acid Planning Aim The aim of this investigation is to find out and observe how the temperature affects the rate of reaction. I am going to investigate the rate at which the solutions of nitric acid (HNO³) and sodium thiosulphate (Na²S²O³) turn cloudy (when mixed together), when the temperature is changed. Variables In this investigation I will only have one variable: § The temperature of both solutions (sodium thiosulphate and Nitric acid), so that I will

  • Liquid Liquid Extraction

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    Liquid Liquid Extraction We were asked to extract benzoic acid from a kerosene-benzoic acid mixture. This was to be done using the stirred liquid-liquid extraction column in the senior laboratory. Fresh water was used as the continuous phase in the extraction. We were asked to measure the benzoic acid concentrations of the feed, raffinate, and extract streams. These measurements were to be made at several different steady-states. The number of theoretical stages and the height of the theoretical

  • The Safety of Poltry Meat Products

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    control of E. coli and S. aureus by acetic acid, lactic and citric acid. AIM AND OBJECTIVE The objective of the study can be summarized as follows. 1. Isolation and identification of E. coli and S. aureus from poultry meat in different slaughtering house of Namakkal district 2. Evaluation of chemical food preservatives for their antibacterial activity against E. coli and S. aureus 3. Study on the minimum inhibitory concentration of acetic acid on E. coli and S. aureus 4. Evaluate and

  • pH Soil and Plant Growth

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    The acidity or alkalinity level is dictated by the pH, potential of hydrogen, scale. Soil pH or soil reaction is an implication of the acidity or alkalinity of soil and is measured in pH units. Soil pH is characterized as the negative logarithm of the hydrogen particle fixation. As the measure of hydrogen particles in the soil builds the soil pH diminishes along these lines getting to be more acidic. From pH 7 to 0 the soil is progressively more acidic and from pH 7 to 14 the soil is progressively

  • Aceclofenac Essay

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    stainless steel col-umn 25 cm x 4.6 mm packed with spherical end-capped octadecylsilane bonded to porous silica (5µm), with a pore size of 10 µm and carbon loading of 19 per cent • Mobile phase: A. a 0.112 per cent w/v solu-tion of orthophosphoric acid adjusted to pH 7.0 using a 4.2 per cent solution of sodium hydroxide, B. 1 volume of water and 9 volumes of acetonitrile • Flow rate: 1 ml per minute • UV detection: 275 nm • Injection volume:10 µL 23 2. Assay of aceclofenac (IP 2010) • Weigh

  • The Beer Dryer: The Benefits Of A Beer Dryer

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    It may sound a little strange, but beer dryer has unseen medical and aesthetic effect. Thanks to the malt and hops that are rich in proteins, this drink is recovering cracked hair and revives volume. Also, maltose and saccharin provide superior shine and give new strength to your scalp. This technique should be used by all those who regularly ironed their hair. Also, it is the best way to restore natural shine and volume. In addition, there are numerous benefits for the skin you probably did not

  • Viscosity Of Black Liquor

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    Table 2.6 shows the effect of pulping conditions on black liquor viscosity. The viscosity may vary significantly from mill to mill. Viscosity increases with increased dry solids content. An increase in temperature lowers the viscosity. The practical limit for handling the liquor is the pumping limit of 300-500 cp. The viscosity must always be below this level, and is usually much lower in the evaporation plant. If the liquor at final concentration is stored at atmospheric pressure, the limit of

  • Sodium Thiosulphate And Hydrochloric Acid

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    concentration on rates of reaction using Sodium Thiosulphate. and Hydrochloric Acid. The purpose of the experiment is to see how different volumes of Hydrochloric Acid affect the rate of reaction. The reaction, which produces solid Sulfur, it will then be followed by measuring the time needed for the reaction to become opaque/cloudy. Hypothesis: I predict that the higher the volume of concentrated Hydrochloric Acid the less time it will take for the cross to disappear. This experiment has to do

  • Aniline Hydrochloride Experiment

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    electrochemical and environmental studies. Secondly, to show how to use glass electrodes in the determination of ionization constants of weak poly acid through titration of pH. Then, to study the reaction of hydrolysis using glass electrodes. For this experiment, there were two parts which were determination of ionization constants of phosphoric acid in part A and determination of degree and constant of hydrolysis of aniline hydrochloride in part B. To make the electrochemical cell, there were a