Aftenposten, one of the largest newspapers in Norway announced the Grandiosa Full Pakke pizza as a test winner today. It is produced by Stabburet who is known to ignore the dangers of Glutamate and use it in almost all of their products. Stabburet calls Glutamate a spice, which freshens up the product. Well it does, among its capabilities it enhances the taste. The image to the left is a Grandiosa we bought at Kiwi a little while ago, does it look tasty? Lets just say it was the last time we bought Grandiosa.
From Wiki :
Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian nervous system. At chemical synapses, glutamate is stored in vesicles. Nerve impulses trigger release of glutamate from the pre-synaptic cell. In the opposing post-synaptic cell, glutamate receptors, such as the NMDA receptor, bind glutamate and are activated. Because of its role in synaptic plasticity, it is believed that glutamic acid is involved in cognitive functions like learning and memory in the brain.
It forces the neurons to fire off and it is well known that people with migraine, ADHD and autism should stay away from Glutamate, some reports also indicate that Glutamate might provoke forward hyperactivity. Most of the Glutamate is produced in China, we all know how China handles such products, are you sure you want to eat food with Glutamate?
How would the pizza taste without Glutamate? My bet is : like paper and ketchup.