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What foods contain monosodium glutamate (MSG)?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
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Foods always contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) if any of these are in the ingredients list:
  • Autolyzed plant protein
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Gelatin
  • Glutamate
  • Glutamic acid
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • MSG
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Textured protein
  • Yeast extract
  • Yeast food or nutrient
Foods often contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) if any of these are in the ingredients list:
  • Annatto
  • Barley malt
  • Boullon
  • Broth
  • Caramel flavoring (coloring)
  • Carrageenan
  • Citric acid (when processed from corn)
  • Corn syrup and corn syrup solids (partly depends upon process used)
  • Cornstarch
  • Dough conditioners
  • Dry milk solids
  • Enriched
  • Flavoring seasonings (most assume this means salt and pepper or herbs and spices, which it sometimes is)
  • Flowing agents
  • Gums
  • Lipolyzed butter fat
  • Low or no fat items
  • Malt extract or flavoring
  • Malted barley (flavor)
  • Maltodextrin
  • Milk powder
  • Modified food (or corn) starch
  • Natural chicken
  • Pectin
  • Protein-fortified anything
  • Protein fortified milk
  • Rice or brown rice, syrup
  • Soy protein
  • Soy protein isolate or concentrate
  • Soy sauce or concentrate
  • Soy sauce or extract
  • Spice
  • Stock
  • Ultra-pasteurized anything
  • Vitamin enriched
  • Whey protein isolate
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