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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post
is msg the same thing as, or similar to "accents?" i was going through my gf's grandmothers recipes and this term kept appearing. i imagined she just meant herbs/aromatics, but her mother thought it described something similar to msg.

Accent is the brand name of the most readily available MSG in America. You can find it in almost any supermarket.
post #32 of 59
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
Accent is the brand name of the most readily available MSG in America. You can find it in almost any supermarket.

mystery solved. thanks!
post #33 of 59
sorry about your condition. that sucks.

but have you tasted the UMAMI before the symptoms kick in?

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Originally Posted by socialdtk View Post
I'm highly allergic to MSG and the misdirection of food manufactures has made my allergy very difficult to deal with. Within seconds of consuming MSG my mouth begins to swell and develop blisters. A few minutes later a migraine sets in and any amount of light becomes unbearable. These symptoms last for around 3 days and slowly start to fade afterwards. This means that if I accidently consume MSG, I'm unable to work and tend to other responsibilities for at least three days.

Over the years I've compiled a list of nearly 50 names that food companies use for MSG. The moment I learn that a company uses MSG in any of their products I avoid purchasing anything they produce. Shopping isn't easy and is for the most part limited to cooking all meals using basic ingredients.

With that being said, recently I began having reactions to some fruits purchased from major retail chains such as Wal-Mart, Food-Lion, and Bi-Lo. After researching the cause of these reactions I found that MSG is being used as a preservative that is sprayed upon the fruit after being picked.
post #34 of 59
only time i consume msg is when i unknowingly consume it in some chinese food or something.

other than that, i dont have it in the kitchen. that stuff gives me a big pounding headache.
post #35 of 59


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But seriously, when I cook I do not use MSG. I've never seen the need, and I can't say im educated on it but most of what I've heard about MSG is not good.
post #36 of 59
I dunno, your wife?

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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
What do I get for ten dollars?
post #37 of 59
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Originally Posted by socialdtk View Post
I'm highly allergic to MSG and the misdirection of food manufactures has made my allergy very difficult to deal with. Within seconds of consuming MSG my mouth begins to swell and develop blisters. A few minutes later a migraine sets in and any amount of light becomes unbearable. These symptoms last for around 3 days and slowly start to fade afterwards. This means that if I accidently consume MSG, I'm unable to work and tend to other responsibilities for at least three days.

Over the years I've compiled a list of nearly 50 names that food companies use for MSG. The moment I learn that a company uses MSG in any of their products I avoid purchasing anything they produce. Shopping isn't easy and is for the most part limited to cooking all meals using basic ingredients.

With that being said, recently I began having reactions to some fruits purchased from major retail chains such as Wal-Mart, Food-Lion, and Bi-Lo. After researching the cause of these reactions I found that MSG is being used as a preservative that is sprayed upon the fruit after being picked.


Now that really sucks for you.
post #38 of 59
I'm going to start using it after reading this thread. Do you add it just like salt?
post #39 of 59
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
I'm going to start using it after reading this thread. Do you add it just like salt?

use it sparingly first.
post #40 of 59
are there certain flavours is goes better with? like beef?

most of the symptoms i attribute to MSG can probably just be attributed to overly salty food now that i think about it (dry mouth etc)
post #41 of 59
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
I'm going to start using it after reading this thread. Do you add it just like salt?

Make sure you use it while cooking not as a condiment
post #42 of 59
I wish I had seen this before going to the grocery store today...

K
post #43 of 59
I made ma po tofu last night, and used a little msg. It's great with or without the MSG, but I like to live on the wild side every now and then.
post #44 of 59
flied lice dosen't taste the same without it!
post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by NMW1982 View Post
I hope you realize that MSG is in many ways just a form of salt. When you eat extremely salty things, you're going to get thirsty. The negative perception of MSG in this country is nothing more than a reflection of the West's ignorance/xenophobia towards things Asian. I also hope you realize that the Japanese food that white people have put on a pedestal are chalk-full of MSG, as MSG was invented by Dr. Kikunae Ikeda of Japan. Imagine the horror on white people's faces when they learn that the Japanese food they've been worshiping is actually packed full of MSG.
Big talk for people who haven't advanced beyond sitting on floors and eating with wooding sticks!! Enjoy your hentai pillows and radiation!!!
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