Glycine (Food Additive)

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Glycine (Food Additive) Overview

One of amino acids containing proteins, Glycine has been used as a food additive for seasoning and preservation. Glycine occurs widely in nature, with seafood such as prawn, sea urchin, gives a pleasant umami taste for food.

Our Glycine has the same characteristic flavor as natural glycine, with more stable shape and quality.
As it gives mild sweetness and savory taste, it can be applied to many food processing, either savory or sweet menus. Moreover, it also mellows bitterness, saltiness and sourness, so the food will be milder in taste.

For health benefit, Glycine motivates antioxidation in food and prevent growth of microbial activity which helps prolong shelf life of the foods.

Application

As it gives mild sweetness than sucrose, it can be put in recipe as a sweetener. Together with savory taste, it can be applied to many food processing for both savory and sweet recipes

Moreover, it also softens bitterness, saltiness and sourness, so the food getting milder in taste and texture, which known as “umami” taste.

Benefits and Application

SweetenerGlycine has a light sweet taste, with an intensity of 70% sweetness
of Sucrose.
Palatable TasteGlycine is contained in various foods, and relating palatability and elegant sweetness of foods respectively. There is a synergistic effect with other seasoning such as MSG, Ribonucleotides, Organic acids and their salts, resulting in increments of palatability of foods.
Mellowing EffectGlycine shows alkaline nature against acidic substances, and acidic nature against alkaline substances resulting in a softening effect on bitterness, saltiness and sourness.
Antioxidative ActivityGlycine is stronger than other amino acids in terms of serving as a chelating agent for metallic ions. Therefore, it is effective in preventing autoxidation of foods.
Antimicrobial activityGlycine prevent growth of Bacillus subtills and Escherichia coli, thus improving the shelf life of foods.

Example of Applications and Addition Rate (Japan Recipe)

Recipe

Some of recipe using Glycine by Japanese food manufacturers.

Pickles

Seafood

Noodle Dish

Processed Food

Chinese Cabbage Pickles (30kg)

Salt1500g
MSG300g
Red Pepper60g
Garlic100g
Lactic Acid (50%)200g
Malic Acid50g
Sodium Succinate100g
Sesame100g
Konbu100g
Glycine300g

Syrup for Japanese pickles (TAKUAN) (100L)

Mono Sodium Glutamate300-400g
Sodium succinate30-50g
Fermentive seasoning500-800g
Japanese liquor300-600g
Citric acid300g
Sorbitol1,000-1,500g
Licorice extract20-40g
Glycine300-600g
Soybean flourSuitable amount

 

Pickled white radish (30kg)

Salt1500g
Mono Sodium Glumate300g
Red Pepper60g
Garlic100g
Lactic Acid200g
Malic Acid50g
Sodium Succinate100g
Carrot500g
Sesame100g
Konbu100g
Glycine300g

Sake lees for pickled seafood

Sake lees30kg
Sugar2kg
Thick malt syrup8kg
Salt5kg
Mono Sodium Glumate300g
Sorbic acid50g
Glycine200g
Sodium polyphosphate100g

Kamaboko (100kg)

Sugar1200g
Salt2800g
Starch8000g
White of egg5000g
Sweet Sake1L
Cold Water30L
MSG600g
Glycine500g
Sodium 5′-ribonucleotide35g
Natural amino acid100g

Salted squids (Salt concentration 8%)

Stripped squid100kg
Internal organ of squid15kg
Mixed sweetener120g
Mono Sodium Glutamate500g
Sodium Succinate50g
Glycine1kg

Squid seasoning

Stripped squid100kg
Sodium5′- ribonucleotide200g
Natural amino acids100g
Sugar1kg
Red pepper50g
Glycine200g
Salt100g

Chinese noodle (Raw)

Wheat flour25000g
Water8000g
Carbonate Water250g
Salt250g
Glycine750g

Konbu (Japanese seaweed boiled down in soy sauce)

Konbu15kg
H.V.P.(liquid)6L
Water14L
Soy Sauce4L
Salt920g
Caramel50g
Sugar2kg
Thick malt syrup400g
Sweet sake1.2L
Mono Sodium Glutamate100g
Sodium 5′- ribonucleotide6g
Glycine100g

Soup powder for instant noodle

Salt170g
Granulates100g
Mono Sodium Glutamate40g
Glycine20g
Sodium 5′-ribonucleotide1g
Garlic powder7g
Onion powder3.5g
Ginger powder5g
Pepper powder5g
Meat extract3kg
Soy sauce powder60g
Dried onion20g

Pork Sausage

Pork meat100kg
Lard25kg
Salt2.4kg
Sugar600g
Sodium phosphate250g
Sodium nitrite20g
Sodium ascorbate60g
Mono Sodium Glutamate130g
Xylose300g
Glycine600g
Ice31kg

Crab stick (100kg)

Crab stick100kg
Salt2.5kg
Starch5-10kg
Seasoning2.5kg
Glycine0.5kg
Crab flavorsuitable amount
Crab extractsuitable amount

Specification of Glycine

Physical Properties

Chemical Formula:NH2•CH2•COOH
Molecular Weight:75.07
Appearance:White Crystalline Powder
Melting Point (dec):232 ~ 236ºC
Solubility:Easily soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol

Specification

The following specification is based on the Japanese Standard of Food Additives.

Assay:98.5 ~ 101.5%
State of Solution:Transparent & Colourless
pH:5.5 ~ 7.0
Chloride (as CI):0.021% max
Heavy Metals (as Pb):20ppm max
Arsenic (as As2O3):4.0ppm max
Loss on Drying:0.30% max
Residue on Ignition:0.10% max
Check Tests (2–different types)Conforming

For more details, please download catalog
Please feel free to contact us for free sample or request for COA test report

Packaging Size

  1. 20kg Paper Bag: craft paper bag with polyethylene inner bag. Net 20kg.
  2. 50kg Fiber Drum: fiber drum with polyethylene inner bag. Net 50kg.

For shipping, we do provide both of FCL and LCL. Please feel free to enquire.

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