MSG - what gives?

Monosodium Glutemate - why is it used in Chinese cooking? It’s not traditional is it? How is it made? How does it “enhance” flavor? If so many people have reactions to it, why is it so popular? (I suppose the same could be asked about peanuts)


Some information here.

It is, apparently, a traditional ingredient, although in a different form.

This question comes up regularly. It was discussed in this thread which links to other threads.


umami :smiley:

Check this thread.

That was the thread i intended to link to. I do’t know what I was thinking.

Thing is, you can’t search for three letter words, so this one would be tricky to find. At least last time I looked you couldn’t search for three letter words. dunno how you guys found it.

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