Sarumpun.com – Snacks such as Cheetos, Lay, up Doritos known by its savory taste thanks to the MSG (Monosodium glutamate) aka micin. It tastes good make the food with booster food popular among young people.
Monosodium glutamate or MSG is added to food as a flavor enhancer. Usually, MSG easily found in canned food, soup, ready meals and processed foods, as quoted from WebMD.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MSG basically safe for consumption. But, there is a lot of talk and research about the impact of MSG for health that makes the MSG content must be written in the label of the food, unless the material is food with MSG natural.
Well, It’s The Subtleties of Micin Aka MSG That You Need To Know
- Found as Flavor enhancers in Japan
Flavor enhancer MSG is made from acid L-glutamic contained in the amino acids. MSG was first used as a flavor enhancer by Japanese researchers in 1908. Since then, the MSG to be one of the most used in food production.
- An assortment of Flavor
MSG strengthen the flavor of food by stimulating taste receptors. Add MSG in food produce a sense of umami, that is the sense with the characters meaty and savory.
Some research found, MSG also increase the level of acceptance of a person towards a certain flavor, as quoted from Healthline. No wonder, a variety of flavors created to accommodate various types of food products.
Since Cheetos, Lays, and Doritos are produced, there are dozens of flavors scattered in all over the world. Cheetos that have emerged since 1948 for example, the known with the taste of cheese, chicken bake, until the cheese.
Meanwhile, Doritos were popular in Southern California since 1966 known as the taste of the taco seasoning, nacho cheese, barbecue, and roasted corn. As for Lays known with the flavors of salmon teriyaki, seaweed, and others.
- Dose Micin Perfect
The dose of MSG fitting is generally from 0.1 to 0.8 percent of the volume of food. For example, in a sauce 400 cc, it would be good if added flavoring or MSG as much as 1 gram (0.3 percent).
But, the taste of the soup will be less good if added 4 grams (1 percent) of MSG. Meanwhile, the taste of the soup will not taste good if added 8 grams (2 percent) of MSG, as quoted from the research I Nyoman Adiyasa, And Khairul Abdi, and Ririn Fujiawati of Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram.
Quoted from the pages of Doritos, a pack of Doritos Nacho Cheese contains 210 mg sodium 28 grams of tortilla chips-his.
- Spice Beat until Soup
Never eat a light meal which comes with a packet of small herbs aka MSG variety of flavors? Cultural adding MSG to food grown in a variety of areas and a variety of dishes, not just snacks, you know.
In processed meat, for example, a packet of seasoning flavor enhancers taco used to give fragrant into the dish. So also with chicken fried in a savory and fragrant.
Ready to serve soups also contain MSG. Quoted from WebMD, a chicken noodle soup which is widely circulated in the department store could contain 890 mg of sodium. Tomato sauce, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard sauce, and salad dressing often so your vegetables also contain MSG to strengthen flavor.
Keep in mind, foods that contain MSG like potato chips and fast food basically not good consumed regularly, yes. Therefore, regular consumption can increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and risk of other diseases.
- Side Effects Micin
A number of studies have found that MSG can trigger a number of risks on health. Some of them, namely central nervous system disorder, obesity, malfunctions reproduction, and others.
Quoted from WebMD, the symptoms of short-term light that can occur after eating foods with a lot of MSG in them, namely headache, nausea, fatigue, rapid heart rate, sweating, numbness, or baal, and the esophagus is inflamed.
- MSG Natural and Alternative Micin
Quoted from WebMD, there are some food ingredients that can be used as a substitute for MSG to avoid side effects. One of them is salt. However, the amount of consumption of salt daily also need to be considered so as not to raise the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Alternative MSG that is healthy which are natural flavor enhancers like garlic powder, onion powder, ginger, basil, oregano, thyme, dill, and spices and herbs other. The ingredients of this food strengthen the taste and aroma of the food is good when cooked or sown, in addition to being an alternative to the use of salt and MSG excess.
In addition, you can also use cottage cheese or tomatoes, which basically has the MSG content of natural.
Just for information, Lay, Doritos, up Cheetos stopped circulating in Indonesia over the next three years starting in August 2021. Therefore, PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk (ICBP) bought up the shares of PT Indofood Fritolay Makmur (IFL) on February 17, 2021.
IFL is a manufacturer of Lays, Cheetos and Doritos in Indonesia. Total shares purchased, ie Usd 494 billion, or as much as 49% of the total shares issued IFL. Cheetos, Lay’s, Doritos, unfollow circulating in Indonesia starting in August 2021 for the next three years.