WONDER #2347: What is MSG?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. the specific process of making MSG.
  2. why MSG should be included in all food.
  3. reasons to stay away from MSG.
  4. what MSG is and the disagreement about whether it’s healthy.

Question 2 of 3

The taste umami was first discovered in ______________.

  1. bananas
  2. seaweed
  3. tomatoes
  4. fish

Question 3 of 3

What caused scientists to take a closer look at MSG?

  1. Some people said they felt sick after eating food that contained MSG.
  2. The FDA said it was unhealthy.
  3. Studies showed a strong connection between MSG and headaches, allergies, and obesity.
  4. Soldiers had odd reactions to it after it was put in their food.

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