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May 23, 2024

MSG Recipes are Popular on Social Media

Among home cooks and chefs alike, umami -- that savory taste in food -- is all the rage. And based on searches people are conducting on the internet, "recipes with…
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February 23, 2024

CNN Report: MSG Is a Misunderstood Ingredient

"MSG is the most misunderstood ingredient of the century. That’s finally changing." -- report by Maggie Hiufu Wong, published on, February 1, 2024 Excerpts from this report: "Calvin…
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February 19, 2024

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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October 16, 2023

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): A Healthier Salt Alternative

"Monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been a topic of controversy and concern among consumers due to misconceptions surrounding its safety. It has lower sodium content and an umami taste, so it…
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September 21, 2023

How Umami Overcame Discrimination and Took Its Place as the Fifth Taste

“Umami also has another profound attribute I had not appreciated as a child: It went unrecognized and unappreciated by Western culture, but eventually overcame that bias and discrimination by simply…
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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 Excerpts from the article: "Here ,…
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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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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…