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January 20, 2020

“Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”: An Outdated and Xenophobic Term

There is an effort currently underway on social media to get Merriam-Webster (the dictionary company) to change the definition of “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” (CRS). This term was first added to…
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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 FoodNavigator-USA.com, 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…
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November 7, 2019

Yes, MSG Is Safe to Eat, Plus Everything Else to Know About the Flavor Enhancer

Published in Better Homes & Gardens magazine (online), October 24, 2019 Author: Karla Walsh, BHG.com "We turned to health pros and the latest scientific research for answers to the most…
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September 24, 2019

What Is Umami and What Does It Taste Like?

ICYMI: Published on Yahoo! Lifestyle (yahoo.com/lifestyle) August 1, 2019 Author: Corey Williams, contributor to Yahoo! Lifestyle and Editorial Fellow at MyRecipes.com “Umami is the most recently identified and accepted of…
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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 WebMD.com, 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…