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Foods always contain MSG when these words are on the label:
MSG Gelatin Calcium Caseinate
Monosodium glutamate Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Textured Protein
Monopotassium glutamate Hydrolyzed Plant Protein Yeast Extract
Glutamate Autolyzed Plant Protein Yeast food or nutrient
Glutamic Acid Sodium Caseinate Autolyzed Yeast
Foods made with the following products often contain MSG.
Malted Barley (flavor) Flavors, Flavoring Modified food starch
Barley malt Reaction Flavors Rice syrup or brown rice syrup
Malt Extract or Flavoring Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring "Seasonings" (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.) Lipolyzed butter fat
Maltodextrin Soy Sauce or Extract "Low" or "No Fat" items
Caramel Flavoring (coloring) Soy Protein Corn syrup and corn syrup solids (some companies use another process to make their product, saying it is MSG free)
Stock Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
Broth Cornstarch Milk Powder,bean, fish, and oyster sauce
Bouillon Flowing Agents Dry Milk Solids
Carrageenan Wheat, rice, or oat protein Protein Fortified Milk
Whey Protein or Whey Anything enriched or vitamin enriched Annatto
Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate Protein fortified "anything" Spice
Pectin Enzyme modified "anythng" Gums
Protease Ultra-pasteurized "anything" Dough Conditioners
Protease enzymes Fermented "anything" Yeast Nutrients
Originally posted by Bee@Apr 21 2005, 08:06 PM Hmmm, interesting. I don't know anything about MSG, could you let us know more about it. Like, does it cause problems from consuming it (allergies, digestive problems ...)?
Here's one of many articles I found on-line.
When consumers refer to MSG they are referring to processed free glutamic acid. If glutamic acid hasn't been processed, it doesn't cause adverse reactions.
MSG is manufactured.
MSG is not found naturally in food or in the human body. MSG is not identical to free glutamic acid that has not been manufactured. The glutamic acid found naturally in human beings and other higher organisms (before food fed to plants, animals, and humans became loaded with MSG) is L-glutamic acid, only.
MSG enters the body through the mouth, through the nose, through the skin, and through the placental barrier.
MSG can enter the brain through the blood brain barrier, which is incomplete through childhood, never intact in certain regions of the hypothalamus, and is easily damaged by things like a blow to the head, high fever, seizures, stroke, and the normal process of aging.
MSG is potentially toxic to everyone.
MSG can cross the placental barrier.
MSG is most toxic to the unborn, to infants, to children, and to the elderly.
MSG is found in medications - including vaccines.
MSG is found in infant formula - with the greatest amounts found in hypoallergenic formula.
MSG is found in liquid supplements given to the elderly.
MSG is being used as fertilizer and is being sprayed on crops as they grow. MSG is hidden in and on unprocessed produce that has been treated with plant "growth enhancers," fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides that contain MSG.
MSG is being used in some waxes applied to raw fruits and vegetables.
MSG is hidden in processed food in ingredients that give no clue to the fact that they contain MSG.