GMS and All Its Disguises
GMS is an interesting compound. It is one of the most used food additives because it tastes delicious, literally. GMS tastes like umami, the fifth flavor after salty, bitter, sour and sweet, and it can only be described as delicious.
The problem is that companies have been using GMS to make us eat more than we should, particularly of junk food. The secret is out, but companies still use GMS and add it to ingredient lists with other aliases like Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Amino Acids and Autolyzed Yeast Extract. Even if you prefer to avoid GMS, it’s not always easy to spot.