Monsodium Glutamate abounds in pre-packaged foods
Copyright, Neva J. Howell
I just spent about a half an hour checking ingredients in pre-packaged foods in Walmart. I was looking for something quick to fix for dinner. 50 or 60 box labels later, I realized …. I wasn’t going to find it. Every single package I checked had monosodium glutamate as an ingredient, by name, or had one to three other ingredients known to contain MSG.
I finally ended up buying whole grain pasta and organic spaghetti sauce but, even then, there was one questionable ingredient in the organic spaghetti sauce – carrageenan. Besides not being a very healthy ingredient to begin with, carrageenan often contains undisclosed MSG. Just because a product contains organic ingredients, that doesn’t mean it does not also contain excitotoxins.
The manufacturers are not doing anything illegal but I do think they are doing something unethical. They know that people will eat more of any food that contains excitotoxins like MSG and so, it’s in everything. I almost literally mean, everything.
Since they don’t have to disclose ingredients that contain MSG, they can actually add tons of it without the words monosodium glutamate ever having to be on the label at all.
I’ve noticed that even steaks, that used to be just steak, now carry this label saying they are soaked in “seasoning”. What is in the seasoning? Could it be excitotoxins?
Will it get to the point where the only way we can know we are eating excitotoxin-free food is to grow it ourselves? Or is it to that point already?
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