MSG in small quantities for me is fine. I just prefer not to use it in cooking that my kids will eat at this time. For those who are cup a noodle junkies, im not sure they are aware of the high concentration of MSG in them. Ive had this argument with a friend of mine years back while i worked in the prison system. He was a cup a soup junkie, generally 3-4 a shift. He talked bad about MSG, health risks, etc.. Then i grabbed his beloved cup of noodles and pointed it out... Arguments ended
It does intensify flavor and i dont mind it in small amounts. I just dont like my kids eating much artificial stuff since they are toddlers.