Don’t be conned by this MISinformation

Here are some links to the ultimate in misinformation about monosodium glutamate, glutamate, and umami. Be sure to take note of what organizations are publishing these pages.

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “Questions and Answers on MSG”

National Institutes of Health: “The Safety Evaluation of Monosodium Glutamate”
NOTE: This article is in no way related to the National Institutes of Health. It was written by two glutamate-industry agents.

European Food Information Council: “Facts on MSG”

International Food Information Council (IFIC): “Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): From A to Umami”

IFIC: “Glutamate and Monosodium Glutamate: Examining the Myths”
NOTE: The title of the article does not correspond to the link given. MSGdish has given us a bad link.

MSGdish YouTube Channel Vlogs

8 Tips for Using MSG in Cooking and in Recipes


International Glutamate Information Service (IGIS) and the “MSG Reaction Challenge”


Umami Information Center (UIC)

Wikipedia on Umami

International Food Information Council (IFIC): “The Fifth Taste: Discovering Umami”
NOTE: MSGdish has given us another bad link.

Segment on The Today Show about Umami “Umami – The 5th Taste”

Chefs Explain Umami, That Fifth Taste We Can’t Get Enough Of

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