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Stuff To Blow Your Mind

HowStuffWorks.com

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture

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Science & Medicine 13

Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

MSG: Umami and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

August 30th, 2016

Episode 751 of 777 episodes

Monosodium glutamate has accumulated quite an undeserving reputation over the years, forcing many an Asian restaurant to post “No MSG” signs lest customers run in fear of foreign, flavor-hacking chemicals. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the history and science of MSG and explore just why we demonized it for so long.

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