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MSG: A Healthier Alternative to Salt

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“Monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been a topic of controversy and concern among consumers due to misconceptions surrounding its safety. It has lower sodium content and an umami taste, so it has been proposed as a salt alternative.” — HealthNews by…

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Cooking with MSG: Great Taste with Less Salt

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According to the American Heart Association (AHA), Americans eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day. That’s much more than health experts recommend. AHA notes: “Because the average American eats so much excess sodium, even cutting back by 1,000…

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taste of umami

Discovering the Taste of Umami

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World-class chefs and home cooks alike use umami-rich ingredients, often including MSG (aka “umami seasoning”), in their cooking. But many people still wonder, “what does adding umami do to food dishes?” and “how do you describe the umami taste?”. If you have…

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CNN News: MSG Is Misunderstood

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“MSG is the most misunderstood ingredient of the century. That’s finally changing.” — CNN.com report by Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN.com, May 10, 2023 Excerpts from the report: “Calvin Eng, the owner of New York-based Cantonese-American restaurant Bonnie’s, isn’t shy about…

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MSG comeback

Chefs Discuss MSG Comeback

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“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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