Savory Salad Recipes — Get Your Green(s) On

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Here you’ll find some of our favorite salad recipes that have been featured in our Savory Cuisine Corner on MSGdish. Whether you’re looking for hearty main dish salad recipes such as Chicken Sesame Salad, or lighter, nutritious salads such as Vermont Spinach Salad, these salads will delight you — and any salad-lover!

Savory Foods Can Promote Healthy Eating Behaviors

what are msg effects on our bodies

Scientific research continues to document the many benefits of umami, most recently with regard to umami’s role in appetite control and potentially weight management.

Researchers have found that consuming a broth rich in umami — or savory taste — can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity.

Specifically, this new study suggests that obese people could benefit from eating savory foods such as an umami-rich broth with MSG before a meal, to decrease food intake.

New Research Shows Little Association between Migraines and Chocolate, Nitrates, MSG

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Chocolate, MSG, and other foods commonly thought to trigger migraine were found to have little relationship to headache onset when patients kept systematic track, based on new research presented at the American Headache Society annual meeting, in June 2018.

How Ribonucleotides Rock Your Recipes

When I was in college, I had to take a mandatory science class. As a communications major, the idea of being required to take a science class in order to move on with my life felt so unjust. Luckily, I heard about a professor who cooked in his chemistry classes, so I chose his over the others. Despite only barely passing, I learned for the first time that biology and chemistry are the keys to flavor and mouth feel balance! The best food is made with a deep understanding of how food reacts to various degrees of manipulation and how flavors interact with each other. All these years later, that experience is still helpful.

50 Years Since the “Invention” of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Invention of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Did you know “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” was invented in 1968? Not identified, not discovered, not researched, but yep, invented.

Before 1968, Americans loved monosodium glutamate. The “new” condiment was introduced to the U.S. just 30 years prior and was added to a variety of foods to enrich flavors. The American public embraced it with open arms until… Dr. Robert Ho Man Kwok wrote a speculative letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.