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These videos feature a broad array of information about umami, glutamate, and MSG, as well as tidbits about savory foods, taste and health.

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What’s the Deal with MSG?
Take a tasteful journey through the history and science of monosodium glutamate and learn why MSG is not only safe, but the purest form of umami.

Boosting the Savory Flavor of Foods
Video #1 (of 5) in this “Cooking with MSG” series. For home cooks who are new to cooking with MSG but are interested in trying it in their regular recipes and at-home cooking. In this video series (5 videos) you’ll learn how and when to add MSG to everyday foods and get delicious results!

Discovering the Taste of Umami
Video #3 (of 5) in this “Cooking with MSG” series. For home cooks who are new to cooking with MSG and want specific recipes in order to try it. Here’s a quick and easy way to experience the umami taste, and get to know more about MSG — which is pure umami.

The Secret to Delicious Vegetable Dishes
Video #4 (of 5) in this “Cooking with MSG” series. For home cooks who want their families to eat more plant-based foods but find them dull-tasting. Learn how MSG can improve the taste of plant-based food. How can you get your family to eat more veggies?… wake up your vegetable dishes with More Savory Goodness (MSG)!

Great Taste with Less Salt
Video #5 (of 5) in this “Cooking with MSG” series. For home cooks who want to reduce their dietary sodium or who cook for family members who need to watch their sodium (salt) levels. Learn how MSG brings out great taste with less salt, to reduce sodium in your diet.

Umami and the Five Basic Tastes
Learn more about the five basic tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. Each taste has a reason for being there and correlates with signals sent to the brain. For example, umami is our body’s way of perceiving or tasting protein.

What is MSG?
The science of MSG in less than one minute. Expert chef Chris Koetke provides a simple explanation about the science of monosodium glutamate.

PBS Food Series:
“Grape juice, walnuts, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, and anchovies all have one thing in common. It’s known as our 5th taste: umami! Find out the history behind this complex flavor while learning how to make the ultimate umami pizza.”

MSG Debate: The Science of Umami Seasoning
In this episode of “Flavor of Marriage,” Wendy and Jerry talk about the one ingredient that is in every dish you cook in the kitchen — Science. The happy couple explores the world of umami, glutamate and MSG.

Experimenting with Monosodium Glutamate and Umami in the Kitchen
Chef Chris encourages you to try monosodium glutamate (MSG) on different savory foods and examine the flavor perception. You’ll be happily surprised with the flavor boost!