Msg, hidden places

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Places where MSG is often hidden

- Low fat and no fat milk products often contain milk solids that contain MSG and/or containcarrageenan, guar gum, and/or locust bean gum. Low fat and no fat versions of ice cream and cheese may not be as obvious as yogurt, milk, cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc., but they are notexceptions. - Protein powders and protein drinks contain glutamic acid, which, invariably, will be processed free glutamic acid (MSG). Individual amino acids are not always listed on labels of proteinpowders and drinks. - At present, there is an FDA requirement to include the protein source when listing hydrolyzed protein products on labels of processed foods. Examples are hydrolyzed soy protein,hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed pea protein, hydrolyzed whey protein, hydrolyzed, corn protein. If a tomato, for example, were whole, it would be identified as a tomato. Calling an ingredient tomatoprotein indicates that the tomato has been hydrolyzed, at least in part, and that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is present. - Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are relatively expensivefood additives that work synergistically with inexpensive processed free glutamic acid (MSG). - MSG will be found in some soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden iningredients with names that include the words "hydrolyzed," "amino acids," and/or "protein." - Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and/or aspartame, Amino-Sweet (new name foraspartame), neotame, and canderel. Neotame is a relatively new ingredient that seems not to be in use in the US. - Aspartame will be found in some medications, including children's medications. -Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, enteral feeding materials, and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain...