This article questions whether or not MSG has gotten a bum wrap.
I got the impression that both sides of the argument are lame. Interestingly, the author will not use MSG in his own kitchen.
Glutamate is found in all of the ‘alternate names’ list, and corresponds with some of Dr. Neil Barnards’s comments in one of his books about food addictions.
For those who don’t want to read the article here is a list of alternate names that MSG may be listed under( from the article):
- monopotassium glutamate
- glutamic acid
- autolyzed yeast extract
- calcium caseinate
- sodium caseinate
- E621 (E620-625 are all glutamates)
- Ajinomoto, Ac’cent
- Gourmet Powder
Also, lookout for any kind of hydrolyzed protein or yeast extract.
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