Food-Grade Amino Acids

The highest quality amino acids to enrich your products.

Purity, Safety, Efficacy.

With Ajinomoto’s amino acids, purity means quality. Ajinomoto amino acids are fermented using only natural plant-based carbohydrates as raw material and never uses raw materials of animal origin in any production.

Food-Grade Amino Acids Solutions

It's no exaggeration to call amino acids "earth and human friendly" as they are natural materials born from the very essence of life. As the first to market amino acids, Ajinomoto has been a pioneer using amino acids, and is committed to exploring its virtually limitless performance characteristics.

We manufacture amino acids to the highest standards of purity and quality. This means we’re registered by, compliant with, or certified by all the appropriate quality standards: cGMP, JP, USP, EP, DMF, JDMF, CEP, ICH, CFR, and ISO. And that’s just for starters — because we maintain our own internal benchmarks that are, quite simply, second to none.

Milling & Blending
With our cGMP blending and pulverization services, we can produce amino acid blends to your exact specifications – so you can optimize production space, decrease analytical testing, and improve inventory management.

  • Environmentally controlled Class 100,000 suite
  • Pilot-scale 10-25 kg’s batch size
  • Large scale 500-3500 kg batch size
  • Dedicated facility for amino acids
  • Custom and exclusive formulations and specifications
  • Custom packaging and labeling
  • Blending process development
  • Blend validation for quality control
  • Analytical support and technical service

Manufacturing & Packaging

Part of our job is to make your job as easy as possible. So once we create top-quality amino acids using our advanced fermentation manufacturing process and patented production technology, we make them available to you in the quantities you need.

In addition to Standard Bulk packaging — 20 kg, 25 kg, and 50 kg sizes — we offer exactly the same pharmaceutical-grade amino acids in smaller 1 kg and 10 kg polyvinyl pails for R&D, product and process development, and clinical trials.


Delicious and healthful solutions for Multi-unit Restaurants, Meal Kits, Lodging & Hospitality, and Military & Institutions.
Easily enhance taste, texture, and nutritional value of food and beverage formulas

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Ajinomoto amino acids.

Orders or order status can be requested through Customer Service at  or by calling 1-800-682-0982.

In addition, our small pack sizes can be placed through Customer Service, or ordered directly online with a credit card, at our small pack website

Pricing can be obtained by emailing us at or by calling customer service at 1-800-682-0982 during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM EST.

Package sizes are product-dependent. Please see the package size listing for each amino acid listed on the individual product page.

An account can be set up by contacting Customer Service at

The information requested for a new account setup includes:

    • Company Name
    • Contact information
    • Bill to and Ship to Address
    • A completed credit application
    • A review of the credit and bank references will be completed once we receive the information.

It generally takes about 10-12 business days to set up a new account.

Information required on the purchase order includes:

  • Company Name
  • Bill-to and Ship-to Address
  • Payment Terms
  • Freight Terms
  • Product code and Product Description
  • Quantity and Pricing
If you are tax exempt, please send your certificate to Customer Service at and allow 4-5 days for processing.
If your order has not been processed, you can provide your changes to Customer Service at

Ajinomoto standard payment terms are NET 30 days. 1 kg sizes placed directly online require a credit card.

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday

Please contact technical services at, complete the technical request form or call 919-723-2203 during normal business hours.

Our standard sample size is 100 grams and three distinct lot numbers can be requested for validation purposes.
Please complete the  sample request form on this website.

If you are looking for N-Acetyl-DL-Tryptophan, Aminocaproic Acid or N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Glycylglycine, Glycyl-L-Glutamine or Alanyl-L-Glutamine please contact

These documents can be requested through our technical services group at

Pharmaceutical grade amino acids undergo additional purification steps and/or undergo additional testing which includes endotoxin testing. For food-grade packaging options, please contact

Our amino acids are handled exclusively with IMCD Canada at 1-800-575-3382

You can find our Terms and Conditions by clicking here

Request a Sample

Easily order a sample for analysis or to test in your new product formulation