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March 23, 2023

Dietitians Set the Record Straight about MSG

Registered dietitians explain why MSG is widely misunderstood and wrongly disparaged. -- an article in Parade magazine by Emily Laurence,, March 15, 2023 "Here , they explain what MSG…
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January 24, 2023

Chefs Discuss Why MSG is Making a Comeback

"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."…
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December 2, 2022

The 11 Absolute Best Ways to Use MSG

"...Many of America's greatest chefs love using MSG. So let's explore the best things that you, like many of those chefs, can make using MSG." Quote from a recent article…
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October 4, 2022

Health Effects of Too Much Sodium in Your Diet

According to the American Heart Association, excess levels of dietary sodium (salt) may put you at risk for: Enlarged heart muscle Headaches Kidney disease Osteoporosis Stroke Heart failure High blood…
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September 29, 2022

How Can You Add Umami to Your Cooking?

When it comes to flavor, there's sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. You can probably name foods that fall into each of those categories. But what about umami? Here's what…
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August 25, 2022

Is MSG Actually Bad for You? Health Authorities Agree: Absolutely Not

"This flavor enhancer has a bad reputation that it doesn’t deserve." -- Cleveland Clinic "Most of those myths have been dispelled, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says…
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June 16, 2022

Dinner with Goop Campaign Addresses MSG Myths

Will the Queen of Clean Eating at Goop accept Jenny Yang’s invite to a healthy, MSG-seasoned feast? Can she be convinced to RSVP “yes” to dinner? A new campaign, called…
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April 6, 2022

Umami Foods Can Promote Healthy Eating Behaviors

Scientific research continues to document the many benefits of umami, most recently with regard to umami's role in nutrition among the elderly, appetite control and potentially weight management. One recent…
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January 30, 2022

Here’s What the Science Says about MSG

Monosodium glutamate is deeply misunderstood, experts reveal. As reported in Prevention magazine in an article titled, "Is MSG Actually Bad for You? Here's What the Science Says," published on January…
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August 31, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Fear MSG, an Unfairly Maligned and Worthwhile Seasoning

"Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, has been around for more than a century. A potent purveyor of umami, the fifth taste that people have dedicated entire restaurants to,…
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August 17, 2021

What is Umami? Why the ‘Fifth Taste’ is So Difficult to Describe

"There's a lot to learn about the science and history of umami, but you also can learn a lot about it in a functional sense by trying different sources of…
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June 4, 2021

Can Umami Be a Useful Tool for Reducing Sodium in Meals?

Recent research published in the International Journal of Food Science & Technology addresses the question, "Can umami taste be an adequate tool for reducing sodium in food preparations?" The Brazilian…