Which of the following is responsible for “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”?

Answer: [A] Monosodium glutamate

Monosodium glutamate is a sodium salt of an amino acid. In past times, monosodium glutamate was extracted from natural protein-rich foods such as seaweed but nowadays it is made from an industrial fermentation process. It acts as the excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system is said to be the cause of Chinese restaurant syndrome

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