Flushing, sweating, chest pain, and weakness are all potential reactions to monosodium glutamate, or MSG, a flavor enhancer and popular ingredient in many Asian cuisines. Other symptoms include headache, facial pressure, drowsiness, and numbness and tingling in the face, back, and arms.
Similarly, you may ask, is it possible to be allergic to MSG?
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as a flavor-enhancing food additive. It has a bad reputation because many believe it can cause allergy-like symptoms and side effects. However, much of the evidence for this is anecdotal, and clinical studies on the subject are limited.
Is MSG used as a preservative?
Monosodium glutamate (MSG; food flavor, preservative) Also known as autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed oat flour, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), natural flavoring, textured protein, soy protein concentrate, vegetable protein, and food additive number E621.