Know your Amino Acids fact sheet:

Full name Glutamic acid 
3 letter name Glu
1 letter name E
   
What you see: What a biochemist sees:
synmod-alt-28 Glutamic-acid-x
Speciality
Sources (animal) meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products
Sources (plant) Some protein-rich plant foods
   
Chemical formula C5H9NO4
Essential
Non-essential X
   
Hydrophobic
Hydrophilic (neutral)
(positive)
(negative) X
   

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