Monosodium Glutamate

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Article | Jul 21 2015
Has there ever been a taste that you enjoyed, but couldn’t quite explain? Perhaps you are noticing what has been coined as the fifth taste, “umami”; a taste attributed to foods containing glutamate, an amino acid that is one of the building blocks...
Media | Oct 01 2014
Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, has gotten a pretty bad rap. In fact, MSG is one of the most extensively researched substances in the food supply. Numerous international scientific evaluations have been undertaken over many years, involving hundreds...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2011
By: Robyn Flipse, MS, RD   Date: 4/14/11 What do mushrooms, ground beef and tomato paste have in common besides the makings of a great sauce? All three deliver umami, the term given to the fifth taste. Distinct from the salty, sweet, bitter and sour...
Article | Oct 16 2009
Eating is one of life's pleasures. Taste and flavor are important to enjoying food. Think about a bowl of hot pasta with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, a freshly grilled steak with a rich mushroom sauce, or stir-fried seafood and chicken with...
Article | Oct 01 2009
Because of the evolving nature of science, researchers rarely, if ever, close the book on studying various foods or food ingredients. Such is the case with monosodium glutamate (MSG), which, even though it has been used extensively for nearly a...