MSG: What is it and should you eliminate it from your Chinese food? (VIDEO).

What is MSG and Is It Actually Bad for You? (Video)

What is MSG and Is It Actually Bad for You? (Video)

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June 3 2015 8:59 AM

What is MSG and Is It Actually Bad for You?

Debunking the long-running myth that could be ruining your Chinese takeout.

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If your favorite Chinese restaurant is also among your favorite contacts, then chances are you’re equally speedy in tacking on a “no MSG” request to your order of General Tso’s chicken. However, do you actually know what MSG is, and why you should or shouldn’t be eliminating it? The video above answers both questions so you can stop wondering and continue perfecting your chopsticks technique.


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