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In Reply to: Msg in my rub posted by Branden on February 10, 2011 at 16:02:00:
Here's what I've found to answer this:
Mono sodium glutamate(MSG) is the sodium of glutamate acid. It is commonly added to foods as a "flavor enhancer." Unlike salt or other seasonings, MSG does not alter the actual taste of food; instead it "enhances" taste by exciting and increasing the sensitivity of taste buds. It has a drug-like effect upon the flavor perception of the person who has ingested food or drink that contains MSG. MSG has no nutritional value, nor is it a preservative, as many people claim.Why do food companies use MSG? MSG does not effect the food, instead IT "TRICKS" YOUR BRAIN INTO THINKING THE FOOD YOU ARE EATING TASTES GOOD. Manufacturers can use inferior ingredients, and by adding MSG, mask the inferior quality and freshness of foods.
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