Your Quick Lowdown on MSG. Is It A Threat To Your Health?
Its full name is monosodium glutamate, but it’s usually abbreviated MSG. It’s used as a flavor enhancer and considered a salt within the amino acid-glutamic acid family. Together in this state it is a glutamate. So basically, it’s a single sodium atom (that’s where the mono comes from) attached to the amino acid glutamate. Hence its name monosodium glutamate. It sounds pretty benign when you look at it this way. I mean glutamate is just one of the many amino acids used by the