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Why MSG Isn’t Really That Bad

Fact: Anything with MSG in it just tastes better. But for years we’ve been told how awful it is for us and to steer clear of any foods that use it. So what is MSG anyway and is it actually bad for us? To find out, Trace explores the origins of this delicious taste.

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“The problems associated with processed foods continue to grow.”

What is MSG? Is it bad for you?

“Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats.”

Why You Should Embrace The Culinary Benefits of MSG

“Poor MSG. So misunderstood. It’s easily one of the most incorrectly represented food additives in history.”

If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn’t everyone in Asia have a headache?

“In the port city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, there is a museum devoted entirely to noodle soup.”

Questions and Answers on Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

“Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the sodium salt of the common amino acid glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is naturally present in our bodies, and in many foods and food additives.”

The Tongue Map: Tasteless Myth Debunked

“The notion that the tongue is mapped into four areas—sweet, sour, salty and bitter—is wrong. There are five basic tastes identified so far, and the entire tongue can sense all of these tastes more or less equally.”

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