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MSG? Why is it in everything?

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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I know that it is a preservative, and a cheap one, but lately I have noticed that all of the seasonings that I look at have MSG on the label.

None of the chinese restaurants around here even use MSG.

I wish I could find a sazon completa without MSG, that would be cool.

by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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Jynnifer292
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Actually, it isn't a preservative. It's only purpose is as a flavor enhancer and to make you want to eat more.  

Susan262
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Can't you just make it without?

kk_bella
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:16 PM


Quoting Jynnifer292:

Actually, it isn't a preservative. It's only purpose is as a flavor enhancer and to make you want to eat more.  

Well that is just stupid.

kk_bella
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM


Quoting Susan262:

Can't you just make it without?

I'm out of garlic.

But yes, I do make it without all the time :)

tootsie-roll
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM

i cant have MSG it gives me slammin migraines....im allergic to it 

me

kk_bella
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:29 PM


Quoting tootsie-roll:

i cant have MSG it gives me slammin migraines....im allergic to it 

I just found a seasonall blend that does not have MSG in it, if you're interested in the name, pm me, lol, although I am sure that you probably have all of them.

mom2knl
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:31 PM


Quoting tootsie-roll:

i cant have MSG it gives me slammin migraines....im allergic to it 

Same here!!   It sucks because almost all of my favorite foods have MSG in them......

I'm kinda cute...

But I don't pay attention....drinking beer

rayzensun
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM

 because it's addictive


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imechard
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Same here. It is in a lot of stuff, but not in everything. I make a lot of things from scratch because of it though, which is good for me!

Quoting mom2knl:

 

Quoting tootsie-roll:

i cant have MSG it gives me slammin migraines....im allergic to it 

Same here!!   It sucks because almost all of my favorite foods have MSG in them......


momto2boys973
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2010 at 7:38 PM

MSG isn't a preservative, it's a flavor enhancer. It has had a bad rep, but studies haven't shown that it's unsafe or even the actual existence of the "MSG syndrome".

Sharon

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