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Dr. Keith Ayoob Answers Your Questions about MSG and Glutamate

By October 6, 2021MSG, Videos
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As a reliable, science-based source of information about food, taste, and health, MSG Dish frequently receives questions about umami, glutamate, and monosodium glutamate. In this video we ask Dr. Keith Ayoob to help us in answering a few of the more common questions.

Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDDr. Ayoob is an internationally known nutritionist, registered dietitian, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and an expert blogger at

Listen to Dr. Ayoob’s insightful responses to these questions:

  • To lower salt in my diet, can I replace most of the sodium with MSG?
  • Isn’t MSG just another synthetic chemical?
  • Is there a way to avoid glutamate if I just want to be cautious?

The MSGdish Team's goal is to provide timely and important information about glutamate, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the many culinary creations inspired by “umami" while connecting these topics to facts about food, taste, and health. The MSGdish Team is comprised of TGA staff professionals who are recognized as experts in science-based nutrition communications. Read more on the About page.

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