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Umami and MSG: what's in a name?

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Umami and MSG: what's in a name?

ennuisans | Nov 8, 2013 12:49 PM

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/...

I've avoided MSG after an unfortunate experience at a Chinese buffet many years back, but honestly I have no idea what caused my reaction. But after making a batch of mushroom ketchup this week I'd have to say I'm an umami fan overall.

I'd say the points made at the end are valid: MSG is likely the difference between eating something balanced and regulated, and mainlining it. Just as with sugar, how you consume it could well make the difference. But I dunno.

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