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Old 12-10-2009, 04:28 PM   #21
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MSG is the sodium salt of the naturally occurring amino acid, glutamic acid which makes up 10 to 25 % of ALL (That's ALL) food protein, from both animal and vegetable sources. In addition to being an ingredient intentionally added to foods, glutamate occurs as a natural part (That's Natural part) of ALL (That's ALL) vegetable and animal proteins!

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Old 12-10-2009, 04:42 PM   #22
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MSG is the sodium salt of the naturally occurring amino acid, glutamic acid which makes up 10 to 25 % of ALL (That's ALL) food protein, from both animal and vegetable sources. In addition to being an ingredient intentionally added to foods, glutamate occurs as a natural part (That's Natural part) of ALL (That's ALL) vegetable and animal proteins!

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Claiming MSG is natural because free glutamic acid appears in tomatoes or seaweed is sort of like saying cocaine is natural because it's derived from ingredients found in the coca leaf.

In naturally occuring amounts MSG is harmless, but in amounts that make it highly concentrated and many times more potent, it's a neurotoxin! And that's what is going into our food.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:54 PM   #23
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I rest my case!
May I politely suggest you do the same here!!

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:08 PM   #24
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Thank you Uncle Bob.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:39 PM   #25
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so, I guess I shouldn't snort large quantities of MSG, nor mainline it???
haha! I thought this was all on another thread and argued ad naseum...
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:25 PM   #26
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I once used a little too much , got a headache. Now I use less, with no problems at all.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #27
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You don't have to... MSG hides behind 25+ names, such as 'Natural Flavouring',
Yes. I am well aware of that.

I am adding none of those 25 things to my food. Just the MSG in Goya Sazon.

It's going in the chili I am making this afternoon!
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #28
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It is my humble opinion that these types of discussions are often not really just about a particular substance. What I generally infer from some is a kind of deep-seated distrust, bordering (to be kind) on a diffuse paranoia that is hard to define. It usually involves some kind of conspiracy theory that implicates EVIL scientists, the medical community, the government, and the modern world in general.

Some are far more willing to believe junk science from sources that are downright hysterical ("Microwave Ovens Can Kill You" type sites) than anything produced by rational, logical, and unbiased research.

And thanks to the Internet, the exploitation of those susceptible to such fear-mongering has increased exponentially.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:08 PM   #29
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MSG has failed many studies. The worse being that its bad for your brain like others have posted YIKES! I do not use MSG and try to avoid it however I cook with maggi at times which does contain it. They actually sell huge bags of it here and everyone calls it Chinese salt.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:17 PM   #30
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MSG has failed many studies. The worse being that its bad for your brain like others have posted YIKES! I do not use MSG and try to avoid it however I cook with maggi at times which does contain it. They actually sell huge bags of it here and everyone calls it Chinese salt.
There are no credible studies that prove MSG is "bad for your brain."
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