Sunday, July 10, 2005

glutamate

I grew up eating lots of Japanese and Chinese food, which is probably why I never really thought eating MSG was bad, except in the same way that eating salt is bad. But, I did wonder why Americans seemed to have an unreasonable fear of MSG, which is probably why I found this recent article especially interesting. I also enjoyed the historical part, about the Japanese physics professor who first isolated glutamate from konbu seaweed.

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