MSG found in seasoning powder

Writer: 
Ei Thinzar Kyaw
Seasoning in use. (Photo-Kyaw Zin Phyo)

A recent Defence Services Medical Research Unit study found that chicken-flavoured seasoning powder in Myanmar contains high levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG).

The research team revealed the information at the 45th Myanmar Health Research Conference which started on January 9.

After examining three random brands of seasoning powder using thin-layer chromatography, it was found that Brand-A contained MSG in up to 40.1 per cent of its content, Brand-B contained 46.22 per cent and Brand-C contained 62.88 per cent. All three brands contained more MSG than is recommended, the study concluded.

A total of 103 medical researches and 56 posters will be exhibited at the conference, as well as 11 forums and one lecture.

Medical organisations and pharmaceutical companies will also display their lab equipment and medicines.

Translated by Nay Thiha