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Maggi FAQs

1. Are Maggi cubes bad for health?

Maggi cubes are made from carefully selected ingredients, which have been approved by regulatory authorities. They are safe and pose no danger to the health of consumers.

Nestlé has a strict quality management system in place to check the quality and safety of all products, from the raw materials used to the finished product. During the manufacturing process of Maggi cube, we perform more than 400 quality checks.

If you are following a low or no salt diet, we advise that you follow your healthcare professional recommendations as Maggi cubes contain iodised salt.

2. Maggi and Counterfeit

We reassure you that the quality and safety of our products is a non-negotiable priority for Nestlé. Our consumers can buy Maggi products manufactured according to our high quality standards and sold in authorised distribution channels.

We take seriously the counterfeiting issue. This is an illegal activity to mislead consumers. When we are aware of the existence of counterfeit Nestlé products, we work closely with the competent national authorities to ensure their removal from the market. We are in regular contact with the relevant authorities including customs services.

3. Isn’t monosodium glutamate (MSG) bad for health?

Monosodium glutamate, commonly known as glutamate or MSG, is a flavor enhancer, naturally found in tomatoes mushrooms, and parmesan cheese.

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that MSG has any adverse effects in the general population in the amounts normally consumed as part of the diet. It has been declared safe by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States and the Joint FAO / WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA).

4. How many Maggi cubes should I use when cooking?

When preparing a meal for six persons, you should use two Maggi tablets or five cubes in total. This provides the equivalent of 30 percent of the recommended daily intake for salt.

We advise that you add the bouillons at the beginning or in the middle of the cooking process and that you avoid adding extra salt, as bouillons already contain some. Bouillons are designed to enhance taste thanks to the spices, herbs and other ingredients that they contain.

5. What is in the Maggi cube?

Maggi cubes are made from carefully selected ingredients. Each cube contains iodised salt, sugar, chilli, pepper, cloves, cassava, onion, corn starch, monosodium glutamate (MSG), palm oil, soya lecithin, color caramel, and lovage. In some countries, the cube does not contain cassava, but fermented soy beans. Each serving – the equivalent of five cubes or two tablets for a meal for six people – provides for over 30 percent of the daily allowance of iodine.

A majority of Maggi bouillons are also fortified with iron. Each serving provides for 15 percent of the recommended daily allowance of iron.

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