Can you cook without monosodium glutamate (msg)?
November 20, 2009 8:35am CST
I love cooking and want to learn more recipes.Most of the time, I do make experiments to make my recipe more attractive and palatable.One time, I thought of not putting a monosodium glutamate (msg) to the food and I found it good as well.So since I started that practice, I learned to enhance my cooking style without it (msg).But there are some, who's cooking can't be completed without seasoning.How about you, can you cook without monosodium glutamate(msg)?
20 Nov 09
I can't! Though it is rumored that msg contributes to any long-term health problems like Alzheimer's disease. I just love my dishes to have monosodium glutamate but I am into putting small amount only. Too much of it can cause harm and danger to the body.
20 Nov 09
That was a good question. Before, we don't about the contents of msg. After we discovered that it has an ingredient that can destroy cells of human, we stopped using that msg. There are some seasoning that is better than msg. So, I suggest, don't use that kind of seasoning if you don't want to reduce your life span. Just a suggestion but I'm telling the truth about msg.
26 Nov 09
Hi, there. This is a good topic to tackle. Every time i cook I use more spices and herbs to make my dish more tasty rather than using monosodium glutamate. We can't deny the fact that dishes with MSG is more tasty than natural ingredients. My mom hates it when i don't use MSG, we often argue about the negative effect of MSG in our body but she still insist. So, now I'm cooking with MSG on it.(sigh)
28 Jan 10
hello simone! i didn't know that you are also cooking? wow! another good thing to know about you! so what's your specialty? maybe your mom is always looking for the 'umami' taste! hehe there's also one time that i try not to put msg on the foods that i am cooking, for me it also taste good but according to my husband...its tasteless! so no choice but to go back using msg but in moderation of course...
28 Jan 10
Ei! you're online. Yes, i can cook now.hahaha I should because my partner also trying to learn and also her family has a good taste when it comes to dishes. I'm hoping that one day i can cook them a tasty dish and be as good as their chef. Specialty? Hotdog.lol i cooked the hotdog without removing the plastic on it.hahahaha I like dishes with coconut milk. How about you? Yes, my mama always complaint that it is tasteless. We always faught.hahahaha
• United States
16 Aug 10
I get migraines from MSG so I never use it in my cooking. I also don't go to restaurants that use msg or eat foods with it in them. I often use parsley, oregano and cumin in my dishes and this gives it a wonderful taste. I enjoy adding herbs and parsley has many health benefits.
• United States
22 Dec 09
It is very easy to cook without MSG! In fact, I've never heard of people cooking and intentionally putting it into their food! But anyways, use other spices such as garlic, onions, basil, oregano, soy sauce, salt, pepper, curry powder, etc.
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
Hi brenyrra I do not ever use monosodium glutamate as it poisons me. I am highly allergic to it and if I eat any in any food I get what is called anaphylactic shock. Mythroat swells up and I have trouble breathing.So I never eat at any cafe that uses it andI always ask first.