But in Singapore these little white crystals....
are everywhere! And I have been thinking about it lots since I got here.
MSG has been linked to depression, headaches, asthma and Alzheimer. However there is no solid scientific evidence for any of this.
If the above really was true how come all the people here that eat MSG in most of their meals each day aren't a gibbering wreck?
I have to say that I know instantly when I've eaten MSG - I feel like my brain is on some sort of food high even though the food looks like it shouldn't taste that good, and I will soon have problems breathing.
But could something that is derived of seaweed really be that bad for you? Natural glutamates after all exist in tomatoes, sweetcorn, Parmesan and a whole host of other foods.
MSG is considered safe by every government. Plus an ‘international team of experts' met in early 2007 to review the current knowledge of MSG safety, and concluded that it was ‘harmless for the whole population'.