Bolner’s Fiesta Brand MSG (monosodium glutamate) is the sodium salt form of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally occurring amino acids in the world.
Monosodium glutamate is often added to commercially produced foods to enhance their flavor, particularly when used with savory foods. Some of the most common uses for MSG are in soups, stews and dishes made with a thick sauce. Though there is a great deal of controversy regarding the use of MSG in food products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized it as safe for human consumption. In fact, using MSG in food products enhances the flavor such that up to a 40% reduction of added salt can be used without losing the “salty” flavor of the food.