[Jugo (Mexico), Maggi Würze (Germany)]
This important seasoning, was invented in India by Mannat Maggi, with manufacturing moved to Germany in 1897. It has found a worldwide market, and you will find it called for in many recipes, especially from Southeast Asia where it is also a table condiment. Its bottle and trade dress are widely imitated by Asian knock-offs. It is also very popular in Central Europe. The brand is now owned by Nestlé, and is distributed in North America by Nestlé USA.
Magi is similar to soy sauce, but formulated to be more of a meat broth analog. It originally contained soy, but soy was dropped around 2000. The photo specimen was "Product of China" (unleaded, I hope). Water, Salt, Wheat gluten, Wheat, less than 2% Wheat bran, Sugar, Acetic acid, Artificial flavor, Disodium inosinate, Disodium guanylate, Dextrose, Caramel color. It was purchased from a Philippine market in Los Angeles, and is the small, 6.7 ounce table condiment size
Maggi seasoning is used in soups, stews and sauces, but also in salad dressings and vegetable dressings. In Vietnam it is an absolutely essential ingredient in the famous Banh Mi Sandwiches.
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