No artificial flavourings used
All our dishes are cooked to order from locally sourced fresh ingredients and we don’t use any artificial flavourings. One of the most common used artificial flavourings is Monosodium Glutamate, better known as MSG, is a form of concentrated salt added to foods to enhance the flavor. This salt version of glutamic acid is an amino acid the body can produce on its own, but the MSG we find on store shelves is processed and comes from fermented sugar beets. Because this kind of MSG is processed, it can cause many adverse reactions, including skin rashes, itching, hives, nausea, vomiting, migraine headaches, asthma, heart irregularities, depression and even seizures
Why do restaurants use MSG?
Because MSG is so cheap, the food industry can use much lower quality foods and simply add MSG as a flavor enhancer. MSG tricks your tongue into making you think a certain food is high in protein and thus nutritious
How does MSG affect the body?
Consuming products loaded with MSG on an empty stomach or without water can be especially dangerous. MSG affects nearly everyone because it causes a spike in glutamic acid, which is used throughout the body as a neurotransmitter, so many migraines are accompanied by photo-sensitivity (sensitivity to light) and phono-sensitivity (sensitivity to sound).
Some Points about MSG:
In the European Union, monosodium glutamate is classified as a food additive (E621) and regulations are in place to determine how and when it can be added to foods. MSG may also be found on labels as: Monopotassium glutamate, Glutavene, Glutacyl, Glutamic acid, Autolyzed yeast extract, Calcium caseinate, Sodium caseinate or E621 The body changes excess glutamate to GABA. GABA may be addictive. It is calming and affects the same receptors in the brain as valium.