Ajinomoto Co., Inc.  is a Japanese food and biotechnology corporation which produces seasonings, cooking oils, frozen foods, beverage, sweeteners, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals. AJI-NO-MOTO is the trade name for the company's original monosodium glutamate (MSG) product.

The corporation's head office is located in Chūō, Tokyo. As of 2019, Ajinomoto operates in 35 countries and employs an estimated 34,504 people. Its yearly revenue in 2018 is around US$10.2 billion.


In 1956, the company began supplying crystalline amino acids for pharmaceutical use, contributing to the world's first release of amino acids infusion. In the 1960s and 1970s, they developed feed-use amino acids, pharmaceuticals such as enteral nutrients, and speciality chemicals such as surfactants.


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