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Old 02-23-2007, 07:02 AM   #21
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I love msg!

It perks up flavors so that people say "Wow, this is the best (for ex.) American Chop Suey I've ever had!" and not know why.

There's a favorite sour cream and mayo dip with fresh herbs that calls for MSG - without it, the dip is very flat.

Good stuff, if your body can handle it!

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Old 02-23-2007, 09:31 AM   #22
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Wow all those food products have msg in them? And here, I did not think that I could afford it. Why is that small bottle on the spice rack so expensive? I have used it so sparingly over the years because of the price. And just to think, I could have just scraped off a couple of doritos!
It might be cheaper by the 5 gal bucket! Just like most things, buying in bulk brings down the price.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:44 AM   #23
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And here, I did not think that I could afford it. Why is that small bottle on the spice rack so expensive? I have used it so sparingly over the years because of the price.
I am not sure where you are shopping, but you might want to find another store. MSG is very inexpensive. Check out Penzys. They have a 4oz. jar for $2.49. That is enough to last you about 6-12 months.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:28 AM   #24
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I don't buy straight MSG but i do put a pinch of Sazon Goya into many things. It has other seasonings but is mostly MSG.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:00 PM   #25
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I heard msg makes you thirsty is that true?
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:44 PM   #26
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I can't speak for anyone else, but it makes me thirsty. It is a salt after all so that is to be expected.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:32 AM   #27
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All you ever wanted to know about MSG.
Monosodium glutamate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Funny, when I first GOGLED this, "MSG" I got Madison Square Garden.

I use to use this all the time, but it got pulled from the shelves for some reason. From the Wikipedia write up it appears to have no more side effects than most of your precription medicines.

I am going to see if I can find it in the stores again. Like GB said, it is a "great" flavor enhancer.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:46 AM   #28
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What do you do about using it on food you are sharing with guests? So many people are opposed to eating it I would be worried to use it in that context. I had never heard about MSG in a positive light pre DC but would consider experimenting....

yes, it makes me horrendously thirsty...we refer to that post chinese meal dry mouth as the "dry horrors" in my house.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:17 AM   #29
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Depending on who the guests are I will either use it and not mention it or I will not use it at all. The reason I have no problem not mentioning it is that I do not give a list of every other ingredient in my dishes either. I certainly will not lie about it though. If they ask or mention it I will be completely honest.

Im my experiences, Most people who think they are sensative to it relly are not and just have that in their heads. I have had numerous people eat my food that had MSG and tell me that they are allergic to it (at a different time), but when I ask if they were affected when they ate my meal they say no. As a matter of fact, when that sitution has come up before not a single person has ever said yes.
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GB - you are so knowledgeable! Impressive! Thanks for the info!
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