With millions of consumers expressing a desire to lower the amount of salt—sodium chloride—in their daily diets, stress typically has been placed on cutting out any ingredient with the word “sodium” in it. But strict removal of all things sodium means that those same consumers are missing out on one of the most effective salt-lowering solutions they can get: monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being green, that is, living sustainably. But how about being blue? Recently, the term blue foods––a diverse range of edible aquatic animals, plants, and microorganisms––has been gaining traction.