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The Elusive MSG – How To Identify MSG In Food

May 21st, 2009 2 comments

MSG is harmful to many; countless people get migraine headaches after consuming MSGs, including  myself. These people are more aware of the ingredients in their food. We read food ingredient labels carefully to make sure our food doesn’t contain MSGs. We also avoid Chinese food, fast food burgers, and Lipton soups, etc..

Did you know that “MSG” is only one term used to refer to Monosodium Glutamate and that other words and numbers are used?

When you read the ingredients, if you are looking for MSGs, you should know all the terms used to identify MSG.

MSG can be referred to as:

  • sodium glutamate (sodium salt of the non-essential amino glutamic acid)
  • HS code 29224220
  • E621
  • Ajinomoto
  • Vetsin,
  • Accent

Are there other words used to indicate the presense of MSG in food that I missed?