Monosodium glutamate, which was recently in news:

  1. is a sodium salt of an amino acid
  2. acts as the excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system
  3. is said to be the cause of  Chinese restaurant syndrome

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The troubling ingredient is monosodium glutamate was making news because India's favourite go-to food option, our two-minute noodle friend Maggi, was said to have higher content of it, which proves dangerous for human health.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module