40 different names for MSG:

Published July 26, 2015 by AntiqueMystique1

You learn something new everyday. Although not fascinated by a long shot, I was cringing as I read more into the MSG ‘flavor enhancer’, ‘natural flavoring’, and anything ending in “acid” that’s dumped into a lot of beverages and when I thoroughly read the list, I did some MAJOR cleaning out of my fridge and quit consuming and wasting my money on pre-made bottled tea.

And I was impressed that in my first week of stamping out MSG in most of the things I consumed, the pounds began to melt faster and have stayed off.

So, where’s the list? Here it is.

Glutamic acid = MSG


Monosodium glutamate

Monopotassium glutamate

Calcium glutamate

Monoammonium glutamate

Magnesium glutamate

Natrium glutamate

Anything “hydrolyzed”

Any “hydrolyzed protein”

Calcium caseinate,  Sodium caseinate

Yeast extract, Torula yeast

Yeast food, Yeast nutrient

Autolyzed yeast


Textured protein

Whey protein

Whey protein concentrate

Whey protein isolate

Soy protein

Soy protein concentrate

Soy protein isolate

Anything “protein”

Anything “protein fortified”

Soy sauce

Soy sauce extract

Anything “enzyme modified”

Anything containing “enzymes”

Anything “fermented”

Anything containing “protease”


Bouillon and broth


Any “flavors” or “flavoring”

Natural flavor



Citric acid, Citrate

Anything “ultra-pasteurized”

Barley malt

Malted barley

Brewer’s yeast


Malt extract

Corn starch
Corn syrup
Modified food starch
Lipolyzed butter fat

Rice syrup

Brown rice syrup
Milk powder
Reduced fat milk (skim; 1%; 2%)
most things “low fat” or “no fat”
anything “enriched”

anything “vitamin enriched”

anything “pasteurized”



Balsamic vinegar

certain amino acid chelates (Citrate, aspartate, and glutamate are used as chelating agents with mineral supplements.

Looks like I’ll be scouting for a table salt that doesn’t contain any dextrose. I had my suspicions about this sneaky ingredient and now that I know what it is, I’ll reserve my table salt for salting the sidewalk when winter comes. Unfortunately, I do use distilled white vinegar for pickling and canning. As far as the Balsamic vinegar goes, that can go bye-bye. It was no wonders why I was still suffering migraines after I ate and drank pre-processed junk and this list has been my life saver because who wants to go around feeling miserable all of the time if they don’t have to? Not me.

So what is there left to eat and drink?

Natural whole foods, fresh produce, fruit and nuts and maybe a trip to a health food store rather than the common grocery store. And another thing that will be fazed out of my pantry will be butter and dry milk products since I see its on the list. And butter since I now know it contains milk especially.

I’m also writing this on the heels that most food companies don’t have to list any ingredients containing GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), either… which is bad for many that want to remain healthy and try to eat well as humanly possible. And they claim, “Oh, but GMO’s aren’t bad for you,”

Yeah, right… anything man made cooked up in a lab all in the name of either science or to play god and mess with the food chain is something to get very upset over. I, for one, am against GMO’s but do have to deal with them and hybrid plants and veggies every summer. I believe this also depletes any nutritional value the veggies and/ or fruits may have had going for them.

3 comments on “40 different names for MSG:

  • I think it’s almost impossible (unless you eat only 100% unprocessed foods) to avoid every iota of every manmade ingredient. Some of those ingredients listed don’t contain any MSG themselves but when processed, part of the ingredient converts to MSG as a secondary effect. As for pasteurization, I believe that ULTRA-pasteurization is the method that is claimed to increase the level of glutamate… not the normal pasteurization that the dairy industry uses.

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