On ABC last night (now available on iview)
Michael Mosley's Secrets Of Your FoodA Matter Of Taste: Michael Mosley & James Wong explore the sensations, tastes & flavours of food. Unpack the >>evolution of our sense of taste & smell, when delicious food became more than a choice but a matter of survival.
he discussed naturally occurring glutamate in foods.
Will endeavour to check this out. Thanks for the heads up
Thanks for letting us know Gordon, I will watch this and see what he has to say.
Michael Mosley is a qualified Doctor and is not one for mincing facts, even if his own opinions differ.Thanks again.Cheers Natalie
Watched the show and was interesting. It is worth seeing so one can make their own judgement about risks of eating glutimates at normal levels in a balanced diet.
There seems to be a lot of hysteria about a lot of naturally occurring compounds...which humans have consumed as part of their diets for generations. Such evidence based information as in the TV show can be useful when deciphering myths from facts.
No, please no! I'm sensitive to msg (glutamate) and have a very low dose threshold before I break out in a nasty rash and facial swelling. This is a common intolerance and I have been diagnosed with this through the RPA allergy clinic in Sydney. There are so many foods I can't eat anymore and seeing as I have low blood pressure, added salt is a good thing for me. Im just one person though a lot of my health focused friends avoid food additives and wouldn't buy food with flavour enhancers. (MSG)