E621 | Monosodium glutamate | MSG
E621 can destroy brain cells!
E621 disrupts heart rhythm and can even cause heart attacks!
E621 is a fertilizer for cancer!
E621 could cause diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntingdon's!
E621 cause worsening of asthmatic symptoms!
E621 is addictive!
E621 is a generally safe food ingredient ???
Well, MSG is natural product - it is present in organicaly grown tomatoes, broccoli and grapes.
So, Is monosodium glutamate (MSG / E621) safe?
U S Food and Drug Administration view:
Monosodium glutamate (MSG aka E621) has been used for many years in home and restaurant foods, and in processed foods. People sensitive to MSG may have mild and transitory reactions when they eat foods that contain large amounts of MSG (such as would be found in heavily flavor-enhanced foods). Because MSG / E621 is commonly used in Chinese cuisine, these reactions were initially referred to as "Chinese restaurant syndrome."
FDA believes that MSG is a safe food ingredient for the general population. It is regarded by the agency as among food ingredients that are "generally recognized as safe." FDA has studied adverse reaction reports and other data concerning MSG's safety. The agency also has an ongoing contract with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology to reexamine the scientific data on possible adverse reactions to glutamate in general. MSG must be declared on the label of any food to which it is added.
Source: Excerpted from
FDA Consumer, May 1994: Food Allergies Rare but Risky
It is difficult to find simple answer, but see what experts say:
Part 1 - The Dangers of MSG (Flavor Enhancers, E621) - The Hidden Danger in Your Food
Part 2a - The Dangers of MSG (Flavor Enhancers, E621) - Your Brain's Biggest Enemy>br/>
Part 2b - The Dangers of MSG (Flavor Enhancers, E621) - Your Brain's Biggest Enemy