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What is MSG?

2021-02-04

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MSG is short for Monosodium Glutamate.It is a common food additive which is used to enhance flavor.

MSG is derived from the amino acid glutamate, or glutamic acid, which is one of the most abundant amino acids in nature.

Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid, meaning that your body can produce it. It serves various functions in your body and is found in nearly all foods.

Chemically, MSG is a white crystalline powder that resembles table salt or sugar. It combines sodium and glutamic acid, known as a sodium salt.

The glutamic acid in MSG is made by fermenting starches, but there is no chemical difference between the glutamic acid in MSG and that in natural foods.

However, the glutamic acid in MSG may be easier to absorb because it isn't bound inside big protein molecules that your body needs to break down.

MSG enhances the savory, meaty umami flavor of foods. Umami is the fifth basic taste, along with salty, sour, bitter and sweet.

This additive is popular in Asian cooking and used in various processed foods in the West.

The average daily intake of MSG is 0.55–0.58 grams in the US and UK and 1.2–1.7 grams in Japan and Korea.


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