MSG – abbreviation of Monosodium Glutamate – has a seriously bad name for containing unhealthy toxins. Whether its headaches, asthma, chest pain, or even mood changes, a host of symptoms are attributed to the consumption of MSG. So bad is the stigma, that these collective symptoms are sometimes referred to as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome!
Is this an undeserved reputation? Check this infographic to find out the real truth: Glutamate, the chemical that gives an ‘umami’ flavor to foods, is there abundantly in tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, even parmesan! The real problem is people’s specified allergies to certain food groups!
Infographic Source: Monosodium Glutamate – An Undeserved Reputation? by Compound Interest