MSG symptom complex or “Chinese restaurant syndrome (CRS)” is a set of symptoms that some people have after eating food with the additive monosodium glutamate (MSG).
- MSG is commonly used in food prepared in Chinese restaurants.
Sensitive individuals may become symptomatic within 20 minutes.
- Abdominal pain
- May be delayed up to 8–16 h after the consumption of MSG and it may persist for 24 h