Which food additive is often blamed for “Chinese restaurant syndrome”?
– Monosodium Glutamate
– Red dye # 3
– Sodium Sulfite
– Potassium Bromate
Answer: Chinese restaurant syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that some people experience after eating food from a Chinese restaurant. A food additive called monosodium glutamate (MSG) is often blamed for the symptoms some people experience. These symptoms often include a headache, skin flushing, and sweating. However, there’s minimal scientific evidence showing a link between MSG and these symptoms. Due to the controversy, many restaurants now advertise that they don’t add MSG to their foods.