MSG Should Be Easy to Avoid- Just Read the Label, Right?
MSG by Any Other Name...
- Healthy-Eating-Support.org: Other Names for MSG
- Hidden Sources of MSG on Food Ingredient Labels
- TruthInLabeling.org offers a comprehensive list and points out that the food industry defines MSG as "naturally occurring", which means only that it starts out in nature (so does arsenic...). So "natural" does not necessarily mean an ingredient is safe or good for you.
If this post about hidden MSG surprises you, or makes you wonder what's in your packaged and processed foods, try googling mechanically separated chicken!