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MSG: a natural, safe and healthy by fresh spicesUpdated:2013-06-21    Click:
As one of the most widely used by fresh spices, MSG truth in the end how it? Let industry experts tell you.
    1, MSG is a natural product
    MSG ingredient is sodium glutamate. Glutamate is one of 20 amino acids make up proteins, as long as foods containing protein, it contains glutamic acid. Free form glutamate (glutamic acid anions) commonly found in everyday foods (such as: mushrooms, seaweed, tomatoes, nuts, beans, meat), is a product of metabolism in the body naturally. Glutamate stimulation of taste buds on the tongue umami receptor, makes us feel delicious. Many foods high in umami glutamate-rich foods.
    In modern society, monosodium glutamate is widely used in home and restaurant cooking, add to the wide variety of convenience foods, cooked meat, soy sauce and other products, but also chicken and various composite seasonings most basic raw materials. Global annual consumption of about 300 million tons of MSG, is the most widely used air fresheners.
    In 1908, the University of Tokyo, Japan Chemistry Teachers Ikeda Kikunae extract called "monosodium glutamate" material from kelp.
    MSG thus found and quickly popular around the world. To date, human consumption of MSG has been 100 years of history.
    2, MSG is a safe product
    MSG, corn and other grains as raw materials, micro-organisms (Corynebacterium glutamicum) fermentation, extraction, neutralization, refined sodium glutamate content equal to or greater than 99.0%, with a special flavor of powder or granules. MSG is safe with respect to the question, in fact, developed countries and international organizations already conclusion:
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1958 will glutamate as 'generally recognized as safe' (GRAS) ingredients. It is possible to give the United States the safest category of food ingredients, as well as the same category pepper, sugar, vinegar and baking powder.
    In 1960, MSG as a food additive by Japan's Ministry of Health to develop a "Food Sanitation Law."
    In 1987, the Joint Committee FAO and WHO experts on Food Additives (JECFA) confirmed that MSG 'per person acceptable intake (ADI) "is' not specified' level", for purposes of international standards, and the abolition of the babies under 12 weeks limit sodium glutamate, which is given to food additives JECFA best classification.
    In 1992, the Association of American Medical Association Scientific Affairs issued the decision in support of the safety of MSG.
    August 1995, the United States Association of Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), an advanced independent scientific institutions, after receiving FDA commissioned a comprehensive assessment report issued, confirmed MSG's safety again.
    Scientific Committee on Food of the European Community in 1991 confirmed that MSG is 'no ADI provisions' level.
    Provisions on the use of MSG in China: Ministry of Health "food additives health standards" (GB2760-2007), the table A.3 "in various foods according to production needs appropriate to use the list of additives", the sodium glutamate as flavor enhancer according to production needs appropriate to use tabulated, No. 14.
    So, the safety of MSG is beyond doubt. Negative remarks about the social MSG (such as: hair loss eat more MSG, MSG is heated to over 120 degrees generated toxic sodium pyroglutamate) are all no scientific basis, circulate erroneous rumors.
    3, MSG is a healthy product
    MSG healthy? Of course. MSG (monosodium glutamate) on the human body at least has the following benefits:
    Increase appetite, improve the body's absorption of various nutrients.
    Glutamate in the human body directly involved in human tissue protein synthesis.
    With ammonia to form glutamine, releasing toxic metabolic processes in the body to produce ammonia.
    Improving effect on the nervous system.
    In the human body can be decomposed into glutamic acid, tyrosine, healthy.
    So, MSG is a natural, safe and healthy by fresh condiments.
(Source: Sina)