Saturday, December 08, 2007

MSG aka AJINOMOTO

What I knew about MSG until today

  • MSG Mono Sodium Glutamate
  • Flavor enhancer
  • Not good for health
  • Might cause cancer
  • It is also known as Ajinomoto ( Why?)

What I read today in Wall Street Journal

  • MSG was first manufactured by the company Ajinomoto in 1909
  • It is made through a complex process that involves fermenting corn glucose and other raw materials.
  • Today, an estimated 95,000 metric tons of MSG are sold in North America each year, according to Ajinomoto.
  • It appears in everything from some McDonald's sausage and chicken meals to supermarket items like Campbell's soup, Doritos chips and Kraft macaroni and cheese.
  • In fact, many studies have found that MSG doesn't cause ill effects. "I don't see normal amounts of MSG as posing a risk to the vast majority of people," says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington food-safety advocacy group.

3 comments:

Ravi said...

US-la edhu use panninalum neenga support pannuveengala? Earlier you also vouched for Coke and so its no surprise you are supporting MSG. If its not bad, then why does the packet say that only a pinch is to be used? I seriously doubt its safeness.

Ghost Particle said...

MSG causes hair fall, insomnia, generally it greatly enhances the troubles of the salt ie blood pressure, etc. And here is a trivia, some Asians have developed the ability to taste MSG, that is to be aware of the distinct taste of MSG.

Ghost Particle said...

the problems are mostly long term...you can see detect some problem in the student population who eat ramen noodles...full of msg.