What Does MSG Taste Like?

WhaPlate of corn chipst is MSG?

MSG (Monosodium glutamate) is a food additive. Although deemed safe by many companies and drug commissions, there have been many reported cases of people who are sensitive or intolerant of MSG.

Aji-No-Moto, Ve-Tsin and Ac’cent are trade names given to MSG which is sold as a straight cooking additive. MSG is commonly known as a regular additive in Asian cuisine.

How it tastes

MSG on its own doesn’t have a taste. However it intensifies and carries the flavor of savory foods, so is commonly used to make flavors stronger.


Although MSG is an additive, it’s not always listed on the ingredients as one. Other items (such as ‘yeast extract’) are often mentioned in place of directly listing MSG.


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