Tuesday, April 21, 2009


It is in EVERYTHING! I try really hard to avoid MSG, but those sneaky processed food people have started renaming it- or using food titles that we don't recognize as containing it. From the Mercola website:

Here is a list of ingredients that ALWAYS contain MSG:

Autolyzed Yeast Calcium Caseinate Gelatin
Glutamate Glutamic Acid Hydrolyzed Protein
Monopotassium Glutamate Monosodium Glutamate Sodium Caseinate
Textured Protein Yeast Extract Yeast Food
Yeast Nutrient

These ingredients OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing:[10]

Flavors and Flavorings Seasonings Natural Flavors and Flavorings Natural Pork Flavoring Natural Beef Flavoring
Natural Chicken Flavoring Soy Sauce Soy Protein Isolate Soy Protein Bouillon
Stock Broth Malt Extract Malt Flavoring Barley Malt
Whey Protein Carrageenan Maltodextrin Pectin Enzymes
Protease Corn Starch Citric Acid Powdered Milk Anything Protein Fortified
Anything Enzyme Modified Anything Ultra-Pasteurized

I will definitely be going through my cupboards and fridge checking labels!

Here is a link to the Mercola article on MSG and what it does to our bodies.

All the more reason to eat more food in it's natural form!

1 comment:

Renae said...

I hate it too! The other day I ate something that had MSG in it and I felt horrible after wards! Great post!