MSG/hydrolized vegetable protein in "natural" foods

Discussion in 'Consumer Advocacy' started by kitty fabulous, May 16, 2004.

  1. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

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    i read an article in a local natural healh publication this morning, about MSG/hydrolized vegetable protein, and its link to obesity, migraines, ADHD, autism and other problems. i get horrible migraines that are aggravated when i eat many processed foods. while cooking dinner this evening, i added a shake of a popular "natural" all-purpose seasoning, and noticed something familiar about the taste. i checked the label, and sure enough, hydrolized vegetable protien was the third ingredient! the ingredients list explained in parenthesis that the hydrolized vegetable protien was from soybeans. quite frankly i don't care it its from fucking soybeans, it's still MSG and i don't want it in my food!

    the product was gaylord hauser's vegit. i was quite dismayed, i use spike and vegit regularly and thought gaylord hauser was a company i could trust. how many more so-called "natural" products is MSG hiding in? is anyone here familiar with the studies regarding MSG? can someone point me to a website?
  2. cousinit

    cousinit Member

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    you wont like what you read


    June 1, 1995

    Food label descriptors that contain enough MSG to serve as
    common MSG-reaction triggers

    These ALWAYS contain MSG:
    Glutamate Textured protein
    Monosodium glutamate Hydrolyzed protein
    Monopotassium glutamate (any protein that is hydrolyzed)
    Glutamic acid Yeast extract
    Calcium caseinate Yeast food
    Sodium caseinate Autolyzed yeast
    Gelatin Yeast nutrient

    These very OFTEN contain MSG:
    Malt extract Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s)
    Malt flavoring Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s)
    Barley malt Natural pork flavoring
    Bouillon Natural beef flavoring
    Stock Natural chicken flavoring
    Broth Seasonings (the word "seasonings")
    Carrageenan Soy sauce
    Maltodextrin Soy sauce extract
    Whey protein Soy protein
    Whey protein isolate Soy protein isolate
    Whey protein concentrate Soy protein concentrate
    Pectin anything Protein fortified
    anything Enzyme modified

    These can be used to CREATE MSG:
    Protease enzymes Protease Fungal protease Enzymes

    Hidden MSG is not limited to use in food. MSG sensitive people have
    reported reactions to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and
    cosmetics that contain hidden MSG. The most obvious common hiding
    places are in ingredients called "hydrolyzed protein" and "amino

    Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are also potential sources of hidden
    MSG. Also, aspartic acid, found in aspartame (NutraSweet) ordinarily
    causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is
    found in some medications. Check with your pharmacist.

    Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both
    prescription and non-prescription, including enteral feeding
    materials and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals,
    may contain MSG.

    Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even
    very small amounts of MSG while others usually only react to
    relatively more. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after
    contact or after as much as 48 hours.

    There are additional ingredients that appear to cause MSG reactions
    in ACUTELY sensitive people. A list is available for those

    Truth in Labeling Campaign (TLC) PO Box 2532 Darien, IL 60561
  3. MaxPower

    MaxPower Kicker Of Asses

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    Damn man, that's a lotta MSG. Still, I'm sure as hell not giving up Coke or cany bars anytime soon, so bring the MSG on bitches.
  4. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

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    wow, drug addicts really are pathetic.

    i use a bulk TVP in dishes like chili and goulash. am i correct in assuming that's probably loaded with MSG? are there any soy sauces that are safe? what about bragg's liquid aminos? the ingredients list only "bragg's formulated soy protein is from non-GMO cerified soybeans and purified water only." it then goes on to say how it's not fermented, has no chemical additives, blah blah blah. it's probably MSG, isn't it? i feel so betrayed!
  5. MaxPower

    MaxPower Kicker Of Asses

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    Erm, actually I meant soda (Coke = Coca-Cola), Pepsi and such.
  6. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

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    Ever thought of going omni-wholefood i.e. only buy foods that would have been available prior to the 20th Century. I changed last July .I managed to give up smoking and am not missing it.
  7. sugrmag

    sugrmag Uber Nerd

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    I have two bottles of soy sauce in my kitchen. One is a grocery store brand and it has hydrolized soy protein. The other is San-J Tamari soy sauce. It has water, soybeans, salt, alcohol (to preserve freshness) and wheat. It says it's "naturally brewed". I believe it is safe. More expensive of course, though.
  8. Digital Underpants

    Digital Underpants Member

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    What has the world come to.
  9. AreYouExperienced

    AreYouExperienced American Victim

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    MSG and other harmful toxins are obviously part of some greater sick and twisted plot devised by the elite class to stave off the lower and middle class from health and wellness, by poisoning the most widely-available and cheapest foods.. :p
  10. brokenwingz425

    brokenwingz425 Member

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    MSG is naturally found in tomatoes, just thought everyone should know
  11. Angel_Headed_Hipster

    Angel_Headed_Hipster Senior Member

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    Not to sound gross or anything, but MSG is FUCKED UP. My friend is allergic to it, and one time he ate it on accident and he started crapping all over the place, it was real gross, they should outlaw the shit,'s not like anyone RELLY needs it.

    Peace and Love,

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