Discussion in 'Sausage' started by cal1956, May 10, 2015.

  1. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    i was just reading y spice mix and it has 4.00 % MSG  could they be using that as a curing agent ?
  2. larryp

    larryp Fire Starter

    MSG is a flavor enhancer. It adds a savory character and can also help with boosting flavor in low sodium recipes. I think it makes a huge difference in some recipes, less so in others. Foods naturally high in savory notes that are well salted to personal taste don't seem to benefit as much from it. The savory thing isn't so much a flavor as a perception. It gives some foods that mouthwatering "more please" character without standing out as an individual flavor. I don't know of any application where it's used as a curing agent. To the best of my knowledge, it wouldn't function in that role even if you wanted it to. Not at any usage level that I'm familiar with anyway.
  3. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    thanks , I knew it was a flavor enhancer  , I just thought It might have been used in a different way

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