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Below the Salt: “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” and the Perils of Anecdotal Evidence

“Is one bite worth a thousand pains?”

That is the question journalist Linda Mathews asked in response to a 1968 letter to the New England Journal of Medicine… 924 more words


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I used to love Nutella when I was kid–that is before studying nutrition and discovering its harmful ingredients. The scariest thing that people don’t know about Nutella is that it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), also known as E621. 8 more words

Does Your Family Use Goya Products?

I grew up on Goya products my whole life, from their seasonings, rice, beans, and more. My mother and grandmother would use their products in their delicious and traditional Puerto Rican home cooked meals all the time. 583 more words

Surprisingly sweet sugar beets

Did you know that a quarter of the sugar consumed around the world comes from beets? No, not the red root that turns your pee red. 1,044 more words

Science Writing

Knee Control @ Wok - video

The Chinese wok is more special than you think. I used to say Chinese food “no way” too hot, too fast and mixed with plenty of MSG. 274 more words

Kitchen Facts

Supermarket packaged foods: Do you know what's really in them?

Recently I was heading home from work, and my housemate asked me to pick up some Oyster sauce on my way. I hopped off the tram and wandered into Woolworths, headed for the condiments aisle. 404 more words