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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


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, MSG, Umami - Additional Resources, Links

Glutamate Links

The science which supports our understanding of the role of glutamate in human nutrition and health has been conducted at prestigious institutions and universities around the world. Some of these research centres have their own web sites. The following links provide easy access to these sources.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadephia, PA, USA

University of Pittsburg, USA

Other useful links include:

Aji-no-moto 100 years

European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

International Food Information Council (IFIC)

MSG Info

Society for Research on Umami Taste

Umami Information Center

The Glutamate Association