Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society
Caption: Few ingredients come with as much baggage as monosodium glutamate. More commonly known as MSG, the compound has had a bad reputation for nearly 50 years, so we at Reactions felt it was time to clear its name. In this week's video, we debunk MSG myths and explain why the scientific consensus is that this flavor enhancer, known for its savory umami flavor, is perfectly safe for the vast majority of people. The video is available at http://youtu.be/VJw8r_YWJ9k.
Credit: The American Chemical Society
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