MSG Facts vs. Fiction Explained in Recent News Reports
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...>> more
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 ...>> more
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.>> more
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.>> more
* International Food Information Council Issues New Fact Sheet on MSG, titled, “Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): From A to Umami.” Read more about the Fact Sheet.
* The presence of MSG in some samples of noodles in India has become a labeling matter, not a safety concern, because the product indicates “no added MSG.” Read IGIS statement.
* MSG has gotten a bad rap for “causing” allergies - is it justified? Read this informative article from Science Friday.
* New study finds that umami flavor promotes feelings of fullness, could help to curb appetite. Read news summaries of the study.
* Umami taste important for overall health. Read this report from BBC News, covering a new study investigating the ability of elderly people to taste umami.