|Monosodium Glutamate - if Great Taste
Monosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG, is a flavor enhancer
widely used in foods.
The white, crystalline powder is the sodium salt of glutamic
acid and occurs naturally in sugar beets, soybeans and seaweed.
MSG has no flavor of its own but intensifies and enhances
the flavor of foods cooked with it.
How MSG works is not clear: Western
scientists think it stimulates taste receptors, while Asian
scientists believe it has a fifth taste beyond salty, sweet,
sour, or bitter.
Optimal concentrations of food are 0.2 to 0.5 percent; at
levels over 1 percent a sweetish taste may occur.
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