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June 12, 2019

What is the secret ingredient in Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich?

Published on the Today Show (online), June 6, 2019 Author: Lyn Mettler "Some may swear by the perfectly crispy coating. Others may point to the tangy pickles. And plenty of…
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April 5, 2019

Umami Taste Important for Overall Health

The ability to taste umami in food (the fifth taste) could be beneficial for overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest. In a new study, published in the…
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February 21, 2019

Is MSG Bad?

Published on, February 19, 2019 Author: Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD "Some nutrition info gets passed around so much that nobody bothers to think about whether it actually makes any…
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January 23, 2019

Is MSG Bad for You? No—and Here’s Why

Published in Men's Health magazine, January 23, 2019 Author: Chris Mohr, PhD, RD "The myth that monosodium glutamate may hurt your heart or give you a migraine originated from shoddy…
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December 10, 2018

What Does Umami Taste Like?

Published in Vox, December 10, 2018 Author: Rachel Sugar "A biopsychologist explains what mushrooms, burgers, tomatoes, and aged hard cheese all have in common." “What foods have the umami taste?…
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October 19, 2018

Adding MSG Helps Reduce Sodium While Maintaining Good Taste

The current U.S. dietary recommendations emphasize the need to reduce sodium.
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October 10, 2018

Scientists Have Known MSG Is Safe for Decades. Why Don’t Most Americans?

Published in U.S. News & World Report, October 10, 2018 Author: Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN MSG: “You probably know it as that terrible-for-you substance in Chinese and packaged foods…
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October 5, 2018

It’s Time for America to Fall Back in Love With MSG

Published in Esquire magazine, October 5, 2018 Author: Joanna Rothkopf "Forget everything you thought you knew about the needlessly-controversial ingredient." “After decades of junk science, and then good science disproving…
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July 9, 2018

Savory 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 appetite control and potentially weight management. Researchers have found that consuming a…
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July 9, 2018

New Research Shows Little Association between Migraines and Chocolate, Nitrates, MSG

Chocolate, MSG, and other foods commonly thought to trigger migraine were found to have little relationship to headache onset when patients kept systematic track, based on new research presented at the American…
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June 20, 2018

No More Freaking Out About MSG

Published in Self magazine, June 20, 2018 Author: Yvette d'Entremont (aka "SciBabe") Thanks to the internet, we have the ability to both debunk old wives’ tales and make up new…
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May 1, 2018

An MSG Convert Visits the Home of Umami

Published in The New Yorker, April 27, 2018 Author: Helen Rosner A few years ago, this affinity for MSG might have made me seem edgy or cool. Monosodium glutamate has…