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MSG comeback

Chefs Discuss MSG Comeback

By News

“Some people still claim to experience symptoms such as headaches or drowsiness after eating foods containing MSG but recent scientific research shows that, when consumed in moderation, MSG is harmless.” — an investigative report by Michael George and Analisa Novak,…

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msg health

Is MSG Getting a Bad Rap?

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“While MSG been blamed for a host of health issues, the most serious claims have been largely debunked by research.” “Still, although MSG is a commonly used ingredient, it remains controversial and people continue to wonder if it’s truly safe…

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is MSG bad

Is MSG Actually Bad for You?

By News

Is MSG bad? “This flavor enhancer has a bad reputation that it does not deserve.” “Now, though, most of those myths [which began in the 1960s] have been dispelled, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says MSG is…

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MSG seasoning

Why You Shouldn’t Fear MSG

By News

“Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, has been around for more than a century. “A potent purveyor of umami, the fifth taste that people have dedicated entire restaurants to, the seasoning is still often misunderstood, despite the articles and…

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savory taste

Good Taste, Bad Taste, or No Taste

By Blog, News

by Althea Zanecosky, MS, RD, LDN During the Covid-19 pandemic, Google searches for phrases like “can’t taste food” spiked around the world. Most people do experience a temporary change in the flavor (and often the smell) of food with a…

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