Posts by Dr. Marita Thomas

INS 551: Sand in our food?

silicon dioxide
We consume the compound INS 551 without even realising what it is. It is a commonly used component in commercial food. INS 551 or E 551 is simply the industry name for silicon dioxide.   You might have made an association of silicon dioxide with sand in your head. Isn’t it…

Monosodium Glutamate : Safe To Eat?

If you love Chinese food, you might be familiar with a tiny salt-like compound known as Monosodium glutamate (MSG). It is a wonderful taste enhancer and provides umami flavour.Monosodium Glutamate : A Danger or Not? Ajinomoto : Essence of Taste Ajinomoto is the name of the company that manufactures monosodium…