Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What's So Terrible About MSG?

Apparently nothing. The health effects are pretty much unproven. It's just salt and glutamic acid, which is found in many foods, including parmesan cheese, tomatoes and breast milk. It's the same whether produced in a lab or through natural fermentation; and it's quite delicious.

5,800 words on the subject via the Browser; fascinating from beginning to end.

1 comment:

  1. I used to be suspicious of old '50 housewife cooking techniques involving a can of cream of mushroom soup. Then I came to realize that cream of mushroom soup is basically a creamy, salty vehicle for MSG. Turns out '50s housewives knew a thing or two.