You've probably seen Chinese restaurants touting their food's MSG-free status. You may have even noticed strange symptoms after eating food you suspected had MSG. What is this strange ingredient, and why is it so vilified?
What Is MSG?
The rise and fall of a delicious flavor molecule.
Why MSG Isn't Really That Bad
It literally adds deliciousness.
Why MSG Gets A Bad Rap
Some say it causes cancer.
Key Facts In This Video
MSG stands for monosodium glutamate. 00:26
When consumed in large quantities on an empty stomach MSG can have some effects on a select few, but is fine when eating regularly. 01:50
Even if MSG-free, adding soy sauce adds MSG. 02:11
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