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Old 05-09-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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What is disodium inosinate?

I see of Ramen noodles the ingredient disodium inosinate. Is this a natural substance or some synthesized substance? Are ther any side effects to this substance?

 
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Thumbs down My opinion of Ramen noodles:

kstall,

disodium 5'-inosinate: It's a flavor enhancer that is obtained from either animal, mineral or vegetable. It's often used to flavor noodles and potato chips. That's why potato chips and noodles taste so salty. It is di-sodium salt.

Possible side effects, in my opinion: 1) fluid retention 2) high blood pressure 3) poor calcium absorption (increased calcium excretion)

If you have any medical condition and are taking drugs, it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor before consuming a high sodium diet.

I've never eaten Ramen noodles but as far as I know it's a highly processed food with little nutritional value, if any. Empty calories? I think so, unless you or someone else can tell me otherwise.


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Old 05-23-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Re: What is disodium inosinate?

food additive. why are you asking? do you think you are allergic or something?

 
Old 06-17-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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Re: What is disodium inosinate?

This compound should be expelled fairly rapidly by the kidneys anyways. Like John said though, the sodium ions are the real problem here.

Anyone know how much of this stuff they actually add to the food?

 
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Re: What is disodium inosinate?

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I see of Ramen noodles the ingredient disodium inosinate. Is this a natural substance or some synthesized substance? Are ther any side effects to this substance?
Shouldn't be any side effects really, at least in low quantities. The bulk part of the molecule should be expelled rapidly by the kidneys. However, there are some sodium ions from the compound that would absorb. However, if in low enough quantities, shouldn't matter. There are tons of sodium ions in tap water as well. I think we're talking too low of quantity to worry.

 
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Re: What is disodium inosinate?

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This compound should be expelled fairly rapidly by the kidneys anyways. Like John said though, the sodium ions are the real problem here.

Anyone know how much of this stuff they actually add to the food?
I finally saw the product at Aldi's a few weeks ago and I wrote down some of the nutrition information: One package equals one serving and contains 1880 mg. of sodium. Total fat: 17g. Saturated fat: 8g. Also contains hydrogenated oils and 370 calories.

 
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Re: What is disodium inosinate?

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I finally saw the product at Aldi's a few weeks ago and I wrote down some of the nutrition information: One package equals one serving and contains 1880 mg. of sodium. Total fat: 17g. Saturated fat: 8g. Also contains hydrogenated oils and 370 calories.

Wow! Well, I'd say the disodium inosinate is the least of the worries in this product huh?

 
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