Currently, we have encountered a lot of flavoring and ready-to-eat spices. Want to cook fried rice, we can buy instant spices in the supermarket. You do not have to bother to make the ingredients first. Want to make chicken flour, you can also get the marinade in the supermarket. Instant spice is a helper when we are not confused mix traditional spices.
But the most famous flavoring may be MSG. Flavoring is a food that can make food tastier. MSG is an extension of Monosodium Glutamate. The taste of the dish becomes different if you add MSG. However, is it true that MSG is healthy if consumption in the long term?
What is MSG?
MSG is derived from Amino Acid Glutamic which is converted to sodium salt. MSG is a natural flavor enhancer in foods. We can find MSG on many dishes, including instant spices, canned fruits, and packaged soups. Using MSG can still be natural, but it can sometimes cause an allergic reaction in some people. People with allergies to MSG may experience headaches. If the person has asthma, it will cause chest pain and heart pounding. In addition, you can also experience mood swings. All of these symptoms are commonly known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome – because MSG is often present in Chinese cuisine.
Is there alternative ingredients for MSG replacement?
Are there other alternative food ingredients that can make cooking tastier without MSG? Here’s what you can use:
Spices ingredients if you mix properly can stimulate appetite and increase the taste of food. But if you buy spices in the packaging, you should check the label first. You should read the information that no additional MSG or hydrolyzed vegetable protein.
Sea salt is another alternative as flavoring. Because it can add flavor to the food and provide a softer taste than table salt. Differences in sea salt and table salt are sodium and potassium iodide already present in table salt. In contrast to sea salt through the process of evaporation of sea water and contains natural potassium.
This is one of the alternatives you can use for a great variety of food. Fat content in milk can cause the sensation of delicacy on the tongue. In addition, milk also helps to release and mask the taste of food. This concentrate is a modification of the existing enzymes in butter, cream, and cheese.
You can also combine dishes with soy. In addition to having high protein levels, soybeans also contain nutrients similar to meat. Japanese and Chinese food are often added to soybeans. The flavor gained from this fermentation can provide a sumptuous sensation that is usually present in MSG.
The fruit is very free of glutamate, which offers a natural ‘MSG’ flavor. Grilled tomatoes will strengthen the taste of food. In addition, tomatoes are rich in vitamins C and E and both are antioxidants.
Chefs often serve mushrooms instead of meat. Higher proteins than MSG compounds are also present in the fungus. Mushrooms have a unique natural savory taste. So often useful for natural flavoring cuisine.