Hidden sources of manufactured free glutamate (MfG) Saturday’s Secrets: Week 46

Ingredients that always contain MfG

Glutamic acid (E 620) *1 Glutamate (E 620)
Monosodium glutamate
(E 621)
Monopotassium glutamate
(E 622)
Calcium glutamate (E 623) Monoammonium glutamate
(E 624)
Magnesium glutamate
(E 625)
Natrium glutamate
anything “Hydrolyzed”
any “Hydrolyzed protein”

Calcium caseinate,
Sodium caseinate
Yeast extract, Torula yeast
Yeast food, Yeast nutrient,
Nutritional yeast
Autolyzed yeast,
Brewer’s yeast
Textured protein
Whey protein
Whey protein concentrate
Whey protein isolate
Soy protein
Soy protein concentrate  

Soy protein isolate
anything “Protein”
anything “Protein fortified”
anything “Protein concentrate”
anything “Protein isolate”
Zinc proteninate
anything “Proteninate”
Soy sauce
Soy sauce extract
anything “Enzyme modified” anything containing “Enzymes”
anything “Fermented”

Ingredients that often contain or produce MfG during processing

Carrageenan (E 407)
Bouillon and broth
any “Flavors” or “flavoring” Natural flavor  

Citric acid,
Citrate (E 330)
anything “Ultra-pasteurized” Barley malt

Malted barley
Pectin (E 440)
Malt extract
Soy milk

Ingredients suspected of containing or creating sufficient processed free glutamic acid to serve as MfG-reaction triggers in HIGHLY SENSITIVE people

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.)

*1 E numbers are use in Europe in place of food additive names.

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