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MSG, found in Maggi samples, can cause heart ailments

India TV News Desk 04 Jun 2015, 12:22:59 IST
India TV News Desk

It is very true that 'Health is Wealth'. There is nothing in our life that is more important than health.

Maggi is presently facing nationwide controversy over excessive quantity of lead.

Here, India TV analyses the impact of MSG, which is added to Maggi to enhance its flavour, on one's health:

Maggi contains MSG (Monosodium glutamate). It is a form of concentrated salt that is used as a flavour enhancer. It is made using Bactosoytone, itself made from soy protein.

This salt version of glutamic acid is an amino acid the body can produce on its own. The MSG, which is added to enhance flavour, is processed and comes from fermented sugar beets.

It can cause many adverse reactions, including skin rashes, itching, hives, nausea, vomiting, migraine headaches, asthma, heart ailments, depression and even seizures

One serving (1 block or 100 grams) of Maggi contains 1170 mg. of sodium aka salt. The noodles probably contain some salt also. The noodles provide 10% of daily calcium and 12% of daily iron requirement.