Tag: food additive 621

MSG has many different names

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The food additive 621 MSG is most obviously found listed on a label as 620-622. However MSG is contained in may other ingredients food where it is not listed so conveniently. To avoid MSG in all its disguises be on … Continue reading

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What is hydrolised vegetable protein (HVP)? – the MSG link

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Health concerns over food additive 621 MSG are common among today’s consumers. Avoiding MSG typically involves avoiding additives in the range 620-637 but there are ways MSG creeps into our foods without falling into this numerical range.

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The harmful additive loophole

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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According to Australian product labeling requirements, if an additive amounts to less than 5% of the product, the manufacturer does not need to list it on the ingredients list. This, of course, can be very misleading to consumers who understandably … Continue reading

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E330 – E333 inquiry about adverse reactions from MSG

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Question: My husband has a known sensitivity to MSG and associated flavour enhancers but recently he also seems to be reacting to citric acid and other citrates (E330 -E333). We have the third edition of the chemical maze and in … Continue reading

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Food Additive of the Week E621 – MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Although traditional Asian cuisine had often used seaweed extract, which contains high concentrations of glutamic acid, it was not until 1907 that MSG was isolated by Kikunae Ikeda. MSG was subsequently patented by Ajinomoto Corporation of Japan in 1909.

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MSG and Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Question: I note that MSG is rated as best avoided and that Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is rated as safe. I am confused about glutamate safety and how it differs between the two additives? Is it not the glutamate component that … Continue reading

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MSG in milk products a hidden ingredient

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Reduced-fat milk products may contain MSG. A prepackaged chocolate milk drink (fat free) caught my attention this week. Some would consider this a moderately healthy choice, and most people would not be remotely suspicious that this product could contain something … Continue reading

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How to remove additives one step at a time

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Remove the allergy-inducing MSG from your diet and you may just find yourself removing a whole raft of other potentially toxic ingredients at the same time. The cheaper the product or the more bulk you are getting for your dollar … Continue reading

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Avoiding MSG in Pregnancy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Pregnancy cravings can be instant and while ‘gherkins and ice-cream’ were never on my list of desirable foods when I was pregnant, the urgent need to eat often had me circling a food court looking for healthy options. By the … Continue reading

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