Hidden In Your “Healthy Food” Disguised by New Names: How To Identify MSG On The Ingredients Label


Unfortunately, MSG has not yet been banned as an ingredient in the food industry. Even worse, manufacturers have found ways to conceal it so as to mislead consumers into believing that what they are buying is healthy.

As food manufacturers are not obliged to state that their product contains free glutamic acid, the main ingredient in monosodium glutamate, on the labels of their products, today you can find free glutamic acid in over 40 ingredients commonly used in food processing.

These are some of the hidden names of MSG:

  • Glutamate (E 620)
  • Calcium Glutamate (E 623)
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Yeast Nutrient
  • Autolyzed Yeast
  • Monoammonium Glutamate (E 624)
  • Yeast Extract
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Textured Protein
  • Ajinomoto
  • Monopotassium Glutamate (E 622)
  • Natrium Glutamate
  • Monosodium Glutamate (E 621)
  • Anything hydrolyzed
  • Magnesium Glutamate (E 625)
  • Gelatin
  • Yeast Food
  • Any hydrolyzed protein
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Vetsin
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Anything: protein

In addition, the following ingredients also include or produce processed free glutamic acid:

  • Maltodextrin
  • Stock
  • Carrageenan (E 407)
  • Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)
  • Soy sauce
  • Pectin (E 440)
  • Anything enzyme modified
  • Any flavors or flavoring
  • Protease
  • Anything ultra-pasteurized
  • Barley malt
  • Bouillon and broth
  • Malt extract
  • Anything containing enzymes
  • Seasonings
  • Soy sauce extract
  • Anything protein fortified

The best option you have as a consumer is to turn to organic foods, or ideally, grow your own garden at home!

Via Healthy Food House