ingredient information
Corn Protein Hydrolyzed
Corn Protein Hydrolyzed Hydrolyzed corn protein is the produced by boiling the corn in hydrochloric acid and neutralizing it with sodium hydroxide. The corn protein is broken down to its building blocks, amino acids. The resulting liquid also contains free glutamic acid, which is also known as monosodium glutamate (MSG). See. Monosodium glutamate. Marler, Bill. “What is Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, or HVP and What Products Might Contain Salmonella Tennessee?� Food Poison Journal. 06 March 2010. Web. 17 May 2011. . A word about "Partially Hydrogenated" Oils: It is now known that the process of hydrogenation creates "trans fatty acids" (TFAs), which are toxic entities that enter cell membranes, block utilization of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and impede cell functionality. TFAs also cause a rise in blood cholesterol. These substances are not present in natural oils. Trans fat, which is also called hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Trans fat is found in margarine and shortening and foods -- such as cookies, crackers and other commercially baked goods -- made with these ingredients. Trans fat raises LDL cholesterol and lowers high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the "good" cholesterol. Hydrolyzed: A protein obtained from various foods (like soybeans, corn or wheat), then broken down into amino acids by a chemical process called acid hydrolysis. Hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein is used as a flavor enhancer in numerous processed foods like soups, chilis, sauces, stews and some meat products like frankfurters. Hydrolyzation of protein inevitably creates some (processed) free glutamic acid (MSG). Manufacturers are acutely aware that many consumers would prefer not to have MSG in their food. Some manufacturers have responded by using "clean labels," i.e., labels that contain only ingredient names they think consumers will not recognize as containing MSG -- names such as "hydrolyzed soy protein." Others advertise "No MSG," "No MSG Added," or "No Added MSG," even though their products contain MSG ref: source: