Chefs around the world use MSG in their cooking. Why? Quite simply, because seasoning certain foods with MSG can make them taste better!
Where does MSG (aka umami seasoning) work best in recipes and in cooking? Think meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, soups, casseroles, egg dishes, gravies and sauces. MSG heightens the savory (umami) flavor of food.
And if you’re trying to watch how much sodium you consume you can use MSG to reduce the salt in recipes. One relatively unknown benefit of MSG is that it can be used to lower the amount of sodium in a food (by up to 40%!) without making the food taste bland.
Read on for lots of tips and useful information about incorporating MSG in your cooking.