Monosodium glutamate: Dangerous ingredient or food industry gem?
Despite its use as a common flavour enhancer in many types of food, monosodium glutamate has been the focus of several campaigns in recent years that claim the substance can cause unwanted physical symptoms such as migraines, nausea and drowsiness. But the much-maligned MSG is actually a "gem" of a food ingredient, argues Michael Fitzpatrick.
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