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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…
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April 12, 2021

MSG Isn’t Bad for You, According to Science

"Pass the MSG: Monosodium glutamate is just sodium and the amino acid glutamate, which is found in nature. Yet even after scientists have debunked MSG's supposed health effects, the stigma…
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December 3, 2020

New Ajinomoto “Know MSG” Campaign Challenges Assumptions about MSG

ITASCA, Ill., December 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a leading producer of MSG committed to championing science and setting the record straight on the ingredient, today announced a…
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October 19, 2020

Is MSG Bad for You?

Published in INSIDER / Health, October 16, 2020 Author: Elena Bruess "Dietitians say there is no scientific evidence that MSG is bad for you and is actually found in everything…
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August 13, 2020

MSG Promotes Significant Sodium Reduction and Enjoyment of Better-for-you Foods

A new study published in the Journal of Food Science suggests monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to significantly reduce sodium while also promoting the enjoyment of better-for-you foods like grains and…
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May 24, 2020

Help Asian Restaurants during the Covid-19 Crisis by Supporting #TakeOutHate

Covid-19 News Flash that you may not be aware of:Asian American restaurants have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic due to the unfounded fears surrounding the origins of the…
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May 20, 2020

“Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”: An Outdated and Xenophobic Term

Earlier this year there was an effort on social media to get Merriam-Webster (the dictionary company) to change the definition of “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” (CRS). This term was first added…
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February 22, 2020

Embrace Umami and Learn to Add its Savory Goodness to Your Foods

Published in The Washington Post, February 17, 2020 Author: Becky Krystal “Umami is valuable to cooks for many reasons: it draws out the flavors of other ingredients in a dish,…
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January 13, 2020

What is MSG?

In case you missed this informative article about "What is MSG," published in the Huffington Post this month... Author Julie R. Thomson noted: "MSG is one of the most notorious…
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November 11, 2019

New Study Evaluates MSG’s Potential for Helping Americans Reduce Sodium

Published in, November 8, 2019 New research suggests that glutamates such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to significantly reduce sodium in the food supply, especially in the…