The History of MSG
Okay, yeah, I know, this is one that’s probably kept you up nights:
This is a fascinating article–I honestly hadn’t known really any of this. The article doesn’t conclusively answer the question, but actually finding out what monosodium glutamate really is, and that at least the “glutamate” portion of it is in all kinds of ingredients (like parmesan), is something I’d never known. Finding out that glutamate is the source of the very trendy “umami” taste is something that would not have occurred to me in a thousand years…
Worth a read!