Monosodium Glutamic Acid (MSG)

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Monosodium Glutamic Acid (MSG)

Without a doubt we should be reading labels and avoiding any food with MSG in it. Even if you do not seem to be sensitive to it, MSG is an irritant or neurotoxin and can damage the intestinal wall over time and create other problems down the road.

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Hidden names for MSG and free Glutamic Acid

Names of ingredients that always contain processed free Glutamic Acid :

  • Ajinomoto
  • Any "hydrolyzed protein"
  • Anything "…protein"
  • Anything "hydrolyzed"
  • Autolyzed Yeast
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Calcium Glutamate (E 623)
  • Gelatin
  • Glutamate (E 620)
  • Glutamic Acid (E 620)
  • Magnesium Glutamate (E 625)
  • Monoammonium Glutamate (E 624)
  • Monopotassium Glutamate (E 622)
  • Monosodium Glutamate (E 621)
  • Natrium Glutamate
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Soy Protein
  • Soy Protein Concentrate
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Textured Protein
  • Vetsin
  • Whey Protein
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Yeast Extract
  • Yeast Food
  • Yeast Nutrient

Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free Glutamic Acid :

  • Any "flavors" or "flavoring"
  • Anything "fermented"
  • Anything "protein fortified"
  • Anything "ultra-pasteurized"
  • Anything containing "enzymes"
  • Barley malt
  • Bouillon and broth
  • Carrageenan (E 407)
  • Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)
  • Malt extract
  • Maltodextrin
  • Pectin (E 440)
  • Protease
  • Seasonings
  • Soy sauce
  • Soy sauce extract
  • Stock

The following are ingredients suspected of containing or creating sufficient processed free Glutamic Acid to serve as MSG-reaction triggers in HIGHLY SENSITIVE people:

  • Anything labeled "Enriched"
  • Anything labeled "Vitamin Enriched"
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Corn starch
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Lipolyzed butter fat
  • Milk powder
  • Modified food starch
  • Most things labeled "Low Fat" or "No Fat"
  • Reduced fat milk (skim; 1%; 2%)
  • Rice syrup

Reference:
www.hungryforchange.tv
www.truthinlabeling.org
www.realfoodwholehealth.com
www.thekitchencoach.com