All about MSG (monosodium glutamate)

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What is MSG? MSG stands for “monosodium glutamate”, and is the sodium salt of glutamic acid.1 This means MSG is made of sodium and glutamic acid (and water).2 Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid that is found naturally in foods such as tomatoes, mushrooms, meat, and cheese, and is also made by our bodies.1 Our bodies metabolize the glutamic acid from […]