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FIGURE 4 Formulas ofthe most common flavor enhancers: AMP precursor, [inosine 59-monophosphate(IMP)], GMP and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

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by Yamaguchi and Takashashi (1984) that for an equal sensation of saltiness, the sodium provided by sodium chloride can be reduced and compensated for by much lower amounts of

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