Can you cook without monosodium glutamate (msg)?

Philippines
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)?
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10 responses
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I never use msg in any of my dishes. I use other spices and things to add flavor to my food. Msg is not good for ones body.
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@MJay101 (711)
20 Nov 09
I've never used it in my cooking; I don't think I ever will. Having said that, my efforts last night were rather abominable, so perhaps I should dig some out... I think MSG is the lazy option, myself. I'll just learn to cook!
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@yan_blue8 (1438)
• Philippines
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.
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• Philippines
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.
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@simonelee (2716)
• China
26 Nov 09
Monosodium Glutamate - cooking with MSG?
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)
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
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...
@simonelee (2716)
• China
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
@sostrong (62)
• Indonesia
18 Dec 10
i always avoid to add msg since i have some problems in my health. i try to add a natural MSG. here you can see the ingredinets. www.alsultan.com.au we can have great food but healthy too
• 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.
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
24 May 10
I am using this local seasoning, "MAGI SARAP" by nestle. It taste good. But of course, nothing beats my own home made mixture of salts, pepper and onions. :)
• 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.
@Hatley (164237)
• 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.