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Offline TeresaP

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Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor
« on: March 05, 2008, 10:07:11 PM »
Interesting piece on MSG that ran in The New York Times on March 5th.

Excerpt from article written by Julia Moskin:

Since the 1970s, MSG has sidled back onto American supermarket shelves, under assumed names: hydrolyzed proteins, yeast extracts, protein concentrates and other additives that are not labeled as MSG but, according to nutritionists and the United States Department of Agriculture, are essentially the same thing: synthetically produced glutamates.

The whey protein concentrate and liquid aminos that many Americans buy at health food stores are also, essentially, pure glutamate, Dr. Chaudhari said.

According to U.S.D.A. guidelines, “labeling is required when MSG is added as a direct ingredient.” But other glutamates — the hydrolyzed proteins, the autolyzed yeasts and the protein concentrates, which the U.S.D.A. acknowledges are related to MSG — must be identified under their own names.

Alternatively, they may also be included under certain terms, like vegetable broth or chicken broth. Thus, these ingredients are now routinely found in products like canned tuna (vegetable broth is listed as an ingredient; it contains hydrolyzed soy protein), canned soup, low-fat yogurts and ice creams, chips and virtually everything ranch-flavored or cheese-flavored.


To read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/dining/05glute.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin


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Re: Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 12:11:43 AM »
Thanks for sharing this article, people need to understand the deleterious effects of these forms of glutamate in addition to many other food products.

I would also recommend doing some research on the similarity of Brewers yeast to MSG and its other glutamate forms. I've posted another article about this topic in the forum, just do a search for it.

I feel like a broken record by now, but I can't stress the importance enough of WHOLE foods in our diets as the foundation for health. While simultaneously avoiding any processed foods.

Let us know what you find.

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Re: Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 07:29:29 PM »
How does this affect nutritonal yeast? 
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Re: Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 03:59:28 PM »
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Re: Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 02:34:12 PM »
That's discouraging. 
What now for vegans?
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