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Monosodium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is used in foods as a flavor enhancer while not providing their own separate flavor. The white crystalline powder is derived from glutamic acid, one of the 22 essential amino acids. Glutamic acid is present in seaweed, vegetables, cereal gluten, but MSG is not found naturally by itself. The Federal Drug Administration recognizes MSG to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). Consuming MSG Is not a health hazard to the individual, but some may exhibit allergic reactions due to hypersensitivity. Symptoms are temporary but may include a burning sensation, facial pressure, headache, nausea or chest pains. Ingredients Always Containing MSG: Any "Hydrolyzed Protein", Autolyzed Yeast, Calcium Caseinate, Gelatin, Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Monopottassium Glutamate, Monosodium Glutamate, Natruium Glutamate, Sodium Caseinate, Textured Protein, Yeast Extract, Yeast Nutrient. Ingredients Often Containing or Producing MSG. Any "flavors" or "flavoring" Anything "enzyme modified" Anything "protein fortified" Anything "ultra-pasteurized" Anything containing "enzymes" Anything fermented Barley Malt Bouillon and Broth Carrageenan Citric Acid Ingredients often containing or producing MSG Malt Extract Maltodextrin Pectin Protease Seasonings Seasonings Soy Protein Soy Protein Concentrate Soy Protein Isolate Soy Sauce Soy Sauce Extract Stock Whey Protein