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Is MSG Natural? How is MSG Made?

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Monosodium glutamate, aka MSG, sounds far from nature, but is it? To answer that, let’s look at what it’s made of, where it comes from, and what happens to it in your body. “Natural.” There’s no official definition for the…

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Inaugural World Umami Forum is World-Class!

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Umami, the proven fifth taste, has enjoyed a fascinating and stellar history since its discovery in 1908. One of the highpoints in umami’s 110-year timeline is the World Umami Forum, which took place in New York City, September 20-21, 2018. …

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Umami Celebrates 110 Years Since Discovery

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“Umami Memorial” Symposium held at ACS Annual Meeting One hundred ten years after its discovery, umami celebrated its birthday in New Orleans during the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), on March 18, 2018. Rather than cake and…

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New Year Resolutions: Keeping Them Real

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This year, like so many previous ones, probably started off with the oft-dreaded New Year resolutions. If you’re like millions of other people, weight loss was one of those resolutions. Far too many new year resolutions are made while in a…

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Cooking with MSG: Some Food for Thought

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Ketchup is probably my favorite condiment. I use it in cooking (e.g., meatloaf, my famous baked beans, let’s not forget sloppy Joe’s), on sandwiches (a must-have on grilled hot dogs and hamburgers) and in a variety of other ways (I…

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MSG Facts: A to Umami

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The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) has published an informative fact sheet titled “Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): From A to Umami.” The fact sheet, which has been favorably reviewed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, can be downloaded here….

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