Originally Posted by kbchavez
It frustrates me that so many organic products at the HFS just say "spices" on the label... which in an organic product PROBABLY doesn't mean MSG, but definitely raises doubts, YKWIM?
It is so frustrating that food manufacturers try to deceive us about this issue. There's a good list of where MSG could be hidden available at:http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html
I'm glad you said something, because when I went there to take a look at the list, something I hadn't done in a while, there's this new information:
"The new game is to label hydrolyzed proteins as pea protein, whey protein, corn protein, etc. If a pea, for example, were whole, it would be identified as a pea. Calling an ingredient pea protein indicates that the pea has been hydrolyzed, at least in part, and that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is present. Relatively new to the list are wheat protein and soy protein.
Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are expensive food additives that work synergistically with inexpensive MSG. Their use suggests that the product has MSG in it. They would probably not be used as food additives if there were no MSG present.
MSG reactions have been reported to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden in ingredients that include the words "hydrolyzed," "amino acids," and "protein."
Low fat and no fat milk products often include milk solids that contain MSG."
How about this:
"Beware -- "Organic" Doesn't mean "no MSG" --
"Autolyzed yeast" and "natural flavoring" in organic products
contain just as much processed free glutamic acid (MSG)
as in conventional products"http://www.truthinlabeling.org/organicP.html