The Observer | Food monthly | If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn’t everyone in Asia have a headache?

The Observer | Food monthly | If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn’t everyone in Asia have a headache?: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/foodmonthly/story/0,,1522368,00.html

Going by my previous metric of ‘If I’ve emailed a link to two people, I should have blogged it’, here’s a fascinating mini-history of MSG and umami together with a Top 19 of foods that you might not expect to but do in fact contain large quantities of contain MSG.

Oh, and for the record, I discovered this whilst trying to discover what could have caused an absolute stonker of a headache I had recently and came to the conclusion that if indeed it was the chilli sauce I had on my noodles then it was the artificial variant of MSG that was used that was the culprit, as I have virtually lived on Marmite for years without any issues at all. It’s far more likely it was the flicker on the cinema screen, or the fact that Cars has all the thrills and excitement of real IndyCar racing – ie: the last one to fall asleep wins…

One Comment

  1. Marcus September 4, 2006

    I love this bit
    “But public figures like the best-selling nutrition guru Patrick Holford are powerful advocates against MSG. He’s sure the science shows that MSG causes migraines and he is convinced of the dangers of the substance to children, particularly in the child-grabber snacks like Monster Munch and Cheesy Wotsits .”

    is that the MSG or huge amount of colouring and other e numbers?

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