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Monosodium Glutamate/MSG: The Topic


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16 minutes ago, gfweb said:

I have friends who SWEAR that they get bad effects from MSG, but can gobble Doritos with no effect. 

 

Uh huh.

Never had a Doritos to test out that unstated theory.  In fact the above-posted event was my sole response to perhaps MSG.  No one else at the table felt the need to stand in the rain.

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7 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

Are you sure? It is in most convenience foods, snacks etc - usually listed as flavor enhancer. Also naturally in cheese, tomato, mushrooms and a host of other foods.

I'm sorry I ever said a word. I've never gotten dizzy from a handful of cheetos or a sliced tomato, and I've eaten plenty of both. This thread proves that people just love to defame or defend MSG at the drop of a hat. I'm out!

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At the risk of restarting World War III, here is a podcast version of the ever interesting BBC Food Programme, this time enitiled Pure umami: should we learn to love MSG?

 

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Leyla Kazim investigates the history, science and culture around MSG

 

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On 1/3/2021 at 9:21 AM, Katie Meadow said:

This thread proves that people just love to defame or defend MSG at the drop of a hat. I'm out!

This thread proves that we each have individual responses to what we ingest.      Me?   i grew up on MSG's being used liberally in daily cooking.    You?  YMMV.

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On 5/16/2021 at 9:11 AM, liuzhou said:

At the risk of restarting World War III, here is a podcast version of the ever interesting BBC Food Programme, this time enitiled Pure umami: should we learn to love MSG?

 

 

I was avoiding this topic for the same reason that you mention. I have no wish to start World War III. But eventually I felt that I had to listen to this podcast and the big question that leaps out from it is not whether or not MSG causes a bunch of symptoms but whether or not its use is responsible for the consumption of food which is not naturally nutritious, i.e., junk food. And that is a question deserving of further study in my opinion. If it were not for the use of MSG would I really be consuming Funions? Lay’s sour cream and onion potato chips? In other words how much is MSG disrupting our diets in general by making things taste good that are really empty calories?

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