Is anyone sensitive to MSG (rather than pukey allergic), and can you describe how it affects you please?
Edit: thinking it through, we don't eat out enough for this to be a major factor, but could still be a contributer.
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Thanks, yep, that's what we're telling ourselves...General Mackevili wrote:I think most people get upset stomachs when they first move here even if they try to eat carefully. It well pass.
I honestly didn't know that - http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/con ... 6MHYPmSySo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Digg3r wrote:Did you eat processed food in Australia? MSG (or flavour enhancer 621) is in just about every processed food in Oz.
The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, Standard 1.2.4 â€” Labelling of Ingredients, means packaged food must declare the presence of MSG or any other flavour enhancers as 'flavour enhancer' followed by their name or number as follows:
There is no requirement in restaurants and cafÃ©s to declare the presence of these additives. If you believe you are sensitive to them you should ask if they are being used. The owner should be able to tell you whether they are used.
- 620 L -glutamic acid
621 Monosodium glutamate, L-
622 Monopotassium glutamate, L-
623 Calcium glutamate, Di-L-
624 Monoammonium glutamate, L-
625 Magnesium glutamate, Di-L-
627 Disodium guanylate, 5â€™-
631 Disodium inosinate, 5â€™-
635 Disodium ribonucleotides, 5â€™-
I was a chef when I was a young bloke, and we used MSG just like salt and pepper back then. I've never accepted the negative health claims. I can tell when it's in a dish, and frankly, it only ever improves the dish in my view. It can't improve poor food, but it can make good food that step better.JBTrain wrote:Agree. Not bloody likely, MSG is ubiquitous. Personally I've come around to believe MSG is as harmful generally as salt and pepper.
Hey look, seriously, instead of telling us all the occupations you have had, just make the very short list of the few you haven't. Save a lot of time...StroppyChops wrote: I was a chef when I was a young bloke,
And so now is the point at which you once again go all poo flinging ape at me, mock, ridicule, yadda yadda, decrease my karma, and then sulk silently for a week before repeating, right?Digg3r wrote:Hey look, seriously, instead of telling us all the occupations you have had, just make the very short list of the few you haven't. Save a lot of time...StroppyChops wrote: I was a chef when I was a young bloke,