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MSG Facts vs. Fiction Explained in Recent News Reports

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Science Friday, a nonprofit organization and trusted source for news about science, reports that there is no basis for claims that MSG may cause allergies. And a new study finds that umami flavor in the form of MSG promotes feelings of fullness, helping to satisfy appetite and potentially help with...

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New Video and Infographic Explain Why MSG is Perfectly Safe

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According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), monosodium glutamate (MSG) has suffered from inaccurate consumer perceptions for too long - so the non-profit organization has decided to put the consumer myths about MSG to rest. In a new video released in August 2014, ACS corrects the myths about ...

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Glutamate Is Natural

Glutamate Is Natural

Glutamate is common throughout nature. It is a component of your body and your foods. The taste-imparting property of glutamate has long been used around the world to enhance the palatability of foods.

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MSG Safe Use

MSG Safe Use

Over one hundred years ago, Professor Kikunae Ikeda of Tokyo Imperial University discovered the taste that is now recognized internationally as “umami.” It has been established for more than 10 years now that umami, which is the taste imparted by monosodium glutamate (MSG), stands alongside sweet, sour, salty and bitter as one of the five recognized basic tastes.

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Glutamate Information Leaflet

Glutamate Information Leaflet

Because glutamate is the source of the unique taste of umami, it enhances the natural flavor of many foods. It is most effective when used with savory foods that contain protein such as meat and vegetable dishes. It also harmonizes well with salty and sour tastes making glutamate effective in various sauces and dressings. Glutamate can also contribute to our overall health. Salty and fatty foods appeal to most of us because of their flavor, but it is generally recognized that a high-fat and high-sodium diet can contribute to the risk of coronary heart disease and other health problems. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) contains about one third of the amount of sodium of table salt. Although glutamate is not salty itself, using a small amount of MSG in a low sodium product can make it taste as good as its higher salt counterpart.