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Is MSG actually bad for you?

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Dice, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Dice

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    I was brought up believing that monosodium glutamate is bad for you and I often check the labels of thing to see if it's an ingredient. Lately I've had a few people tell me that it's not actually bad for you. What say you, wise and discerning people of SP?
     
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    According to the experts over the years, everything has been labeled bad for you, then they realize it isn't as bad as they used to claim.

    There was a time when fats were public enemy #1, you should eat carbs and protein instead and everybody's going on the fat free diet.
    Then there was a time when carbs were public enemy #1, you should eat fats and proteins as everybody's going on the no-carb diet.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up Slick :shake:
     
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    I've never had a problem with it. This guy covers a lot of the relevant information and science.

     
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    Yes I've come across a lot of information saying it's fine. I was just curious if some people were brought up believing it was bad for you. I know that was a common belief when I was a kid. Also,I bought a bottle of msg for the spice collection the other day and I was still feeling a little weird about buying a bottle of something I'd actively tried to avoid for a lot of my life.
     
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    Within reasonable amounts it's no worse health-wise than salt.

    The whole discussion about it has always involved racism and fear of the "unnatural".

    You might not like the taste or the texture, and it is used a lot to cover up using low quality meat, but it is not especially dangerous.

    The secret tech with it is to buy a salt with MSG in it - or a seaweed salt - and then add it just before cooking is done.
     
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    Thanks for the cooking tips Taza. I don't imagine I'll use it much but it is nice to have on hand for special occasions.
     
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    Chinese salt? I’ve used in my Chinese cooking over the years with no issues. Of course it’s all about being reasonable. Then again there’s plenty of other ingredients/foods that contain umami.
     
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