Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known by the commercialised name ‘Ajinomoto‘ in Mauritius, might be banned in the country soon.
Several ministries are currently making consultations to find a way to remove the product from the market. L’Express.mu reports that it is described as a dangerous product in many countries, but still, it is consumed in Mauritius. Therefore, the aim of the government is to ban its use.
Ajinomoto is claimed to be detrimental to the health of heart patients. The debate around its potential harm is ongoing throughout the world. For instance, it is used within certain defined limits in some countries. The trouble regarding its ban is that while it is sold as an additive, it is also found in certain commercialised soups and other food products like noodles. On the other hand, the compound is also found naturally in some foods, but this is not deemed dangerous.