Bellevue Nutrition | Hidden Sources of MSG

The glutamate manufacturers and the processed food industries are always on a quest to disguise MSG added to food. Below is a partial list of the most common names for disguised MSG. Remember also that the powerful excitotoxins*(read neurotoxin) aspartate and L-cysteine are frequently added to foods and according to FDA rules require no labeling at all.

Additives that always contain MSG:

  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
  • Plant Protein Extract
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Yeast Extract
  • Textured Protein (or Textured Vegetable Protein)
  • Autolyzed Yeast
  • Hydrolyzed Oat Flour

Additives that frequently contain MSG:

  • Malt Extract
  • Malt Flavoring
  • Bouillon
  • Broth (unless labeled organic/non-GMO)
  • Stock
  • Flavoring
  • Natural Flavoring
  • Natural Beef or Chicken Flavoring
  • Seasoning
  • Spices

Additives that may contain MSG or excitotoxins:

  • Carrageenan
  • Enzymes
  • Soy Protein Concentrate
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Whey Protein Isolate (read mfg label for integrity)
  • Whey Protein Concentrate (read the label for integrity)

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