However, please note that experts have not found a solid connection between these symptoms and MSG. Still, they agree that few people have short-term reactions to MSG. But, these cases often do not need treatment.
5. It has 3 times less sodium than salt
Did you know that using MSG means you’re using 3 times less sodium than salt? Reports say 1 tsp of MSG has about 500 mg of sodium while 1 tsp of table salt contains 2300 mg.
Hence if you’re looking to decrease your sodium intake, it’s worth looking into vetsin instead of salt.
Everything in Moderation
Sprinkling vetsin on food may not be detrimental to your health, but using it excessively and frequently is another story. However few, there are still reports that excessive MSG use can be dangerous to one’s health. As with many other ingredients, moderation is still the key. If you want to use MSG instead of salt, remember that it’s not your only option. There are other natural spices that you can use.
Additionally, please remember that many packaged and canned foods also use vetsin for flavor enhancement. That means you have to think of them on top of the MSG you use at home.
MSG means monosodium glutamate and experts say it’s generally recognized as safe, indicating you can safely consume it as long as you follow its intended use. Please don’t use it excessively. As much as possible, use natural flavors or spices to add taste to food.
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