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According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), MSG has suffered from inaccurate consumer perceptions for too long — so the non-profit organization has decided to put the consumer myths about MSG to rest.

In this video ACS corrects the myths about MSG and explains “the scientific consensus is that this flavor enhancer, known for its savory umami flavor, is perfectly safe for the vast majority of people.”

The American Chemical Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

Infographic about Glutamate, MSG Safety

ACS cited a new infographic developed by Compound Interest, which graphically explains that there is no chemical difference between naturally occurring glutamate and the glutamate in MSG. Also detailed is the fact that most criticisms of MSG contain anecdotal reports, lacking scientific evidence to back them up.

Download the infographic, called “Monosodium Glutamate – an Undeserved Reputation.”

Download Infographic

For more facts about MSG, read “10 Things You Should Know about Monosodium Glutamate” on this website.