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Umami: or why bacon tastes nice

I just read about this, it explains why MSG is so tasty! although bad for you, but tasty!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami

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ashes_rant
Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
is MSG actually bad?

all the websites who say it is bad are citing a letter to the editor of a medical journal written in 1968...

On the other side of the coin, there are a whole lot of medical studies that can't find much of a problem with it. It's possible that salt is actually more dangerous.
tahnee
Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
You are right, there is no definitive evidence that MSG is bad. Whee more for me!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
it's actually kind of crazy, in a google search I found about 20 sites saying how horrible MSG was...

but none of them actually had any medical research info

and only 2 sites that actually had research info (that's where the study that found salt was worse for you is)
ashes_rant
Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
it's actually kind of crazy, in a google search I found about 20 sites saying how horrible MSG was...

but none of them actually had any medical research info

and only 2 sites that actually had research info (that's where the study that found salt was worse for you is)
tahnee
Mar. 3rd, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Have you read Bad Science by Dr Ben Goldacre? If you haven't I recommend it, I have it here if you would like to borrow it :)

http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Science-Paperback-New-Goldacre/dp/B002BIMNDQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267584206&sr=8-1

Although it's funny that I got fooled by popular opinion on MSG even after I read the book, I blame my illness ;)

coreyihow
Nov. 3rd, 2011 11:52 am (UTC)
Great post! I want to see a follow up to this topic

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