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Is MSG bad for you? Debunking a long-running food myth

Few ingredients come with as much baggage as monosodium glutamate. More commonly known as MSG, the compound has had a bad reputation for nearly 50 years, – one that the American Chemical Society looks to refute. This video debunks MSG myths and explain why the scientific consensus is that this flavour enhancer, known for its savoury umami flavour, is perfectly safe for the vast majority of people.

For more on MSG’s undeserved reputation, check out this great infographic from Compound Interest:

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