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SIMPLIFIER: MONO-SODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)



  Jun 08, 2024

SIMPLIFIER: MONO-SODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)



WHAT IS MSG?

MSG is a flavor enhancer made from the sodium salt of glutamic acid, an amino acid found in many foods and the human body.

WHERE IS MSG USED?

MSG is used in various cuisines, especially Asian cooking, and is added to processed foods, soups, sauces, snacks, and ready-to-eat meals.

WHAT DOES MSG TASTE LIKE?

MSG provides an umami flavor, which is savory or meaty, considered the fifth basic taste.

IS MSG SAFE?

MSG is considered safe by authorities like the FDA and WHO. Some individuals may experience mild symptoms like headaches or nausea.

COMMON CONCERNS

Some report “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” with symptoms like headaches, but scientific evidence does not support widespread adverse effects.

IDENTIFYING MSG

On food labels, MSG may be listed as monosodium glutamate, glutamate, or E621. It is also in hydrolyzed vegetable protein, yeast extract, and soy extract.

NATURAL SOURCES

MSG occurs naturally in tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, and soy sauce, which contain glutamic acid.

HOME COOKING

MSG can be used as a seasoning in home cooking to enhance flavor, but should be used in moderation.




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