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Do you feed your baby jarred baby food? This popular brand of baby food has been found to contain MSGs.

There are MSGs in so many varieties of food nowadays. MSGs can be found in baby food too, but it is hidden under a different name. The different names for MSGs are natural flavorings. Most powdered infant formulas contain some of the following ingredients like processed milk, or soy proteins, enzymatically hydrolyzed reduced minerals, whey protein concentrate, corn syrup solids, which are broken into MSG during processing.

MSG or monosodium glutamate is not a nutrient at all, with no health benefits. The glutamate negatively affects the human body. The breakdown of MSG consists 78 percent glutamate, 12 percent sodium, and about 10 percent water. Glutamate that is added to a processed food is not natural.

Processed free glutamic acid contains L-glutamic acid and D-glutamic acid and is accompanied with pyroglutamic acid and other impurities. These impurities differ according to starting minerals and methods that are used to produce the glutamic acid. It is only acid hydrolyzed proteins that contain mono and dichloro propanols.

The FDAs definition, processed free glutamic acid is naturally occurring, because the basic ingredients are found in nature. naturally occurring only means that the food additive began with something that was found in nature. Processed free glutamic acid is created when the protein is partially or fully broken apart into its constituent amino acids, or glutamic acid is secreted from selected bacteria.

MSGs are very unregulated when it comes to labeling standards. A label can say yeast extract, calcium caseinate, or beef flavoring, but the product still contains free glutamic acid. This makes it difficult for consumers who are trying to avoid it.

Sources:

http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/the-dangers-of-msg

http://www.foodrenegade.com/msg-dangerous-science/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/21/msg-is-this-silent-killer-lurking-in-your-kitchen-cabinets.aspx

Article originally posted on Buynongmoseeds.com

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