Mono-sodium glutamate or MSG is a salt of glutamic acid. It is widely used as a food additive or flavour enhancer in many foods. It is also available in crystal form with various brand names such as ajinomoto and vestin. It is identified as E621 in food labels.
Many experts believe that eating foods that contain msg can cause many side effects including msg symptom complex, migrain and asthma.
What foods contain mono-sodium glutamate?
The following food items usually contain msg and if you eat these foods you may develop side effects.
- 2 minutes noodles
- canned vegetables
- Chinese food
- salty snack chips
- chicken nuggets
- soy source
MSG symptom complex ( Chinese restaurant syndrome)
Some people may develop reactions to msg found in foods. Signs and symptoms of these side effects include
- head ache
- chest pain
- rapid heart beats and palpitation
- numbness and tingling sensation