MSG myths

Tom Reading, Science 5 Comments

Helpful to know that the anti-MSG message is based on no real science (everything is damaging in large quantities). Worth reading in full.

Thought experiment: if you were offered Kombu salt to finish your dish, would you accept? If you were offered MSG crystals? Same stuff, quite likely a different answer.

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  1. Katherine J. Kaye Post
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    Tom, you’re quite right on this – glutamate, the soluble form of MSG, is present in all foods that are tasty – tasty in the umami sense. So unless you’re cutting out mushrooms, tomatoes, marmite, Lea & Perrins, parmesan, bacon – the list goes on an on and on – you are kidding yourself that you are eating a glutamate free diet.

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