I went shopping today and wanted to buy some chicken stock. yeah I know, it’s pretty slack of me to not have made my own (I shall have to hand in my home-grown-homeschooler card) but I needed tea on the table…tonight! I wanted a stock (powder or liquid) that does not contain MSG. Now everyone knows what MSG is, right? Monosodium glutamate, is a sodium salt of the non-essential amino acid glutamic acid. It is used as a food additive and is commonly marketed as a flavour enhancer. When a food is stale, intolerable or the product is inferior, many producers will add MSG. MSG tricks your tongue and taste buds into making you think a certain food is yummy, high in protein and thus nutritious. But it is not. Strangely enough, previous generations lived their lives without adding MSG to their foods (it is naturally found in some foods). Many people believe they have an intolerance to MSG which often produces a variety of adverse reactions. We try to avoid MSG as much as possible as some members of the family do have reactions to it – some slight and others more noticeable.

So, it is a new additive that supposedly enhances that which is stale or inferior…but often ends up causing illness and adverse reactions such as physical symptoms, headaches, nausea, drowsiness and weakness!

I was doing some study at the online Bible gateway tonight and as I was cross referencing a scripture with different Bible versions, I had a wry giggle as I saw the abbreviation:


Here, take a look. Scroll right to the bottom and see for yourself. (Or click the image below…I couldn’t resist and had to take a screen shot) Hmmm, nothing further to add, methinks. 😕