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Dong He Fried Shallots in Oil $19.95

What’s the deal with MSG?

Also known as monosodium glutamate, flavor-enhancing MSG often gets a bad rap. Used across a variety of cultures and cuisines, the chemical compound is simply the sodium salt of glutamic acid, which is a naturally occurring amino acid. In other words, MSG appears naturally in a lot of foods and adds a wonderful umami boost. So next time you hear someone say, “I avoid MSG,” tell them they might be missing out.

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HOW TO USE

Use as a topping (like a chili crisp) for just about anything: noodles, rice, breakfast sandwiches, eggs, salmon, potatoes, chicken wings, chicken and waffles, steak, chowder, tortellini, pasta, salads and more. Or, use the oil alone as a dressing, mixed into sauces or drizzled as a topping to bring leftovers back to life.

Kitchen Notes

Refrigerate after opening. Allow to come to room temperature once out of the fridge.

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