There are too many statements about monosodium glutamate and chicken essence:
Eating too much can cause cancer!
Monosodium glutamate is chemically synthesized, I changed to chicken essence…
The ingredient of monosodium glutamate is an amino acid, which can be eaten at ease.
My family pays great attention to health and never adds monosodium glutamate and chicken essence to cooking.
[Delicious Flavor] Everyone loves it. On the way to pursue delicious food, these 4 truths may make you more justified.
1. Monosodium glutamate, very safe
The main component of monosodium glutamate is sodium glutamate, which is an amino acid and the basic component of protein. It is found in many natural foods and is not a toxic substance in what.
However, food is natural and monosodium glutamate is a chemical industrial product!
Alas, the word “natural” is simply the biggest pseudo concept advocated by merchants.
In the modern food industry, monosodium glutamate is produced by fermenting grain, starch and other raw materials with microorganisms. This process is similar to brewing wine and vinegar. You are not afraid to add vinegar to drink, why do you think monosodium glutamate is harmful?
Scientists have long studied the safety of monosodium glutamate and have not found that it can cause harm. The World Health Organization (WHO) also classifies monosodium glutamate as the “safest” category.
2. Chicken essence is monosodium glutamate with chicken flavor.
Although most monosodium glutamate packages are painted with fat hens and advertisements contain the concept of “concentrated chicken essence”, in fact, chicken essence is monosodium glutamate with slightly higher-end chicken flavor.
It is a compound seasoning, the main ingredient is the same as monosodium glutamate, or sodium glutamate. In addition, salt, nucleotides, sugar and other spices will be added, and the taste is richer than monosodium glutamate.
Of course, some high-quality chicken essence will be added with chicken powder or other meat extracts, but the quantity depends on the manufacturer (and price).
3. Heating does not cause cancer, but it is not fresh.
Sodium pyroglutamate may be produced when sodium glutamate is heated above 120 ℃.
This is also the legendary culprit of monosodium glutamate carcinogenesis.
Unfortunately, this is purely self-defeating. Sodium pyroglutamate does not cause cancer, but has no delicate flavor, which is why it is recommended to put monosodium glutamate before taking it out of the pot.
If you have to say that it is carcinogenic, it is that, like salt, a high sodium diet increases the risk of gastric cancer.
4. Benefits of monosodium glutamate: Let you put less salt
The main ingredients of monosodium glutamate and chicken essence are sodium glutamate, which makes the food we eat salty. However, eating too much sodium is not good for our health, and everyone knows the reason:
Whether it is salt or monosodium glutamate chicken essence, it is better to put less.
However, delicious food is also very important, can’t eat without salty taste…
Here is a private secret book for you:
Monosodium glutamate allows you to eat less sodium under the same salty taste!
Why is this?
Nucleotides and glutamic acid ions in monosodium glutamate and chicken essence have the effect of [enhancing salty taste].
That is to say, under the condition of the same sodium content, the dishes added with monosodium glutamate or chicken essence taste more salty than the dishes added with salt only.
Therefore, compared with the situation of using all salt, a small amount of monosodium glutamate or chicken essence can be used instead of some salt, and you can eat salty enough (and fresher and better delicious) dishes, and you can also eat less sodium.
Of course, the premise of all this is [moderate]. If a large spoon is poured in, then no one can help you.