I just ordered some MSG

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  1. Tranquil

    Tranquil Well-Known Member VIP

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    Anyone ever cooked with this stuff? I just recently found out the health hazards are just a bunch of bullshit, so I'm going to try this out and see if it makes food taste any better. Not sure what I should make with it first.
     
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    Chinese food???
     
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    Make a phone call to your doctor.
     
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    I used it all of the time. I don't use it anymore with my kids..
     
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    I've never made chinese food, I want something I can compare the flavor to. I'll probably make a steak and cut it in half, then do one half with MSG the other without it, just to see the difference if any.
     
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    Did it make things taste better? Also, any meals you would recommend to try out first, using this stuff?
     
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    I'll be fine
     
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    just do straight shots
     
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    Thanks, I will.
     
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    add some sea salt for flavor
     
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    k
     
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    Not a major flavor difference for me. I primarily used it as a tenderizer. For steaks and chicken.
     
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    MSG makes me really thirsty, and it is a brain excitotoxin (makes you want to eat more).
     
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    I'm not that worried. Here is a snippet from wikipedia regarding this.

    "Some scientists believe that humans and other primates are not as susceptible to excitotoxins as rodents and therefore there is little concern with glutamic acid as a food additive.[22][23] While they agree that the combined effects of all food-based excitotoxins should be considered,[24] their measurements of the blood plasma levels of glutamic acid after ingestion of monosodium glutamate and aspartame demonstrate that there is not a cause for concern.[25]"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamate_flavoring
     
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    I don't react well to aspartame, either.

    But if you feel fine eating it, carry on.
     
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    it's one part mono, one part sodium, one part glutimate
     
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    Could one call this Monosodium?

    To make, Monosodium glutamate?
     
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    It arrived today, I wasn't that hungry when I got home, but I wanted to try this. I made an egg over easy with some MSG sprinkled over it. No difference in taste, no 'wow' factor at all.

    For dinner I made some chicken wings that I poured a good helping of MSG on, no difference in taste. Oh well, waste of money, at least I tried it and now the mystery is gone.
     
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