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Monosodium glutamate and all its hidden forms: yeast extract, TVP, hydrolyzed proteins and more

6/26/2014 - Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has long been at the center of health debates, with the Food and Drug Administration saying the product is "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS) on one side and many scientific studies demonstrating the ill effects of MSG on the other. (1) In fact, MSG has been shown in several...

Is yeast extract (a taste enhancing additive) lurking in your 'natural' foods?

11/7/2011 - "Natural", "organic" and "healthy" are marketing terms to many food manufacturers. Don't let these words, or advertising and package imagery fool you into filling your grocery cart without reading the labels. Even the snack food aisle at the grocery store is now filled with items promising less sodium,...

Yeast extract is hidden source of MSG in your food: Here's where its found

9/13/2011 - Just about everyone who visits Natural News knows that MSG should be avoided. But crafty food processing firms have found ways to disguise MSG's most active ingredient -- free glutamate. There are several ingredients and names used. And they all contain some free glutamate. Free glutamate is the active...

Amy's Kitchen responds to concerns about yeast extract with possible product reformulations

3/6/2007 - A recent NaturalNews article on Amy's Kitchen (a well-known producer of organic food products) resulted in a groundswell of customer comments being sent to the Amy's Kitchen company requesting they stop using yeast extract in their products. The large number of requests garnered the attention of Amy's...

How I got blindsided by yeast extract in Amy's Kitchen organic foods (opinion)

2/27/2007 - I must offer an apology to NaturalNews readers. For more than a year now, I've been recommending Amy's Kitchen as a source of quality, organic frozen foods made without yeast extract. As you may recall, yeast extract is a natural-sounding additive that food companies use as a flavor enhancer replacement...

Food firms propose replacing MSG, salt with yeast extract that contains free glutamate

1/29/2007 - Dutch ingredients manufacturer DSM Food Specialties recently announced the release of its Maxarome Select product, which promises to replace the flavor-enhancing chemical MSG (monosodium glutamate) in manufactured foods, but opponents say DSM's new product is still a yeast extract that contains harmful...

Many "natural" foods contain questionable taste additives like yeast extract

9/14/2006 - The food industry is always trying to come up with a new way to add chemical taste enhancers to their foods without alerting the consumers. They used to rely heavily on MSG (monosodium glutamate), but when the public began to learn about the dangers of MSG and how it causes extreme headaches, reproductive...

Unsafe snacks? New "Natural" Doritos contains yeast extract

4/19/2006 - Frito-Lay has launched a new "Natural Doritos" product that doesn't have the usual monosodium glutamate (an excitotoxin) and artificial colors found in its flagship product, but it does contain another offensive ingredient: yeast extract. It's listed right on the package of the new Natural Doritos products. Yeast...

Amy's Kitchen offers consumers clean, MSG-free natural health foods

11/28/2005 - A lot of people mistakenly assume that any food product purchased at a health food store is automatically good for you. They think it must be natural and contain no chemical additives or taste enhancers. This simply isn't true. There are hundreds of products sold at health food stores and grocery stores...

Many "healthy" and vegetarian foods contain MSG in the form of yeast extract

7/27/2004 - There's a great deal of deception in the labeling of food products found at your local grocery store and even at many health food stores. A disturbing trend I've noticed is that many vegetarian products and grocery items billed as "healthy" or "natural" are using chemical additive taste enhancers found...

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