Carbohydrate Addict's Official
Frequently As
ked Questions
on Monosodium Glutamate

Q: How do I know if a food contains monosodium glutamate? Can I just look at the list of ingredients?

A: There are many ways in which food packagers can include monosodium glutamate (or free glutamates, as explained below) in foods without listing the words "monosodium glutamate" in the ingredients.

You may be consuming monosodium glutamate (or free glutamates) in any food that contains:

enzyme modified,
anything fermented,
anything protein fortified,
anything ultra pasteurized,
autolyzed yeast,
barley malt,
calcium caseinate,
natural flavoring,
hydrolyzed oat flour,

hydroydrolyzed vegetable,
hydrolyzed protein,
malt extract maltodextrin,
natural flavors,
plant protein extract,
potassium glutamate,
sodium caseinate,
soy protein,
soy sauce,
textured protein,
whey protein,
yeast extract,
yeast food

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