What to Avoid

The following is a list of ingredients, mostly per the Truth In Labeling campaign and their List of Ingredients to Avoid, that either directly contain Processed Free Glutamatic Acid (Exitotoxin and harmful/active component in MSG) or create it during processing; either way, you should avoid all of these ingredients at all cost (unless you favor health problems in your life). The "E" numbers are for European ingredient listings. MSG Truth's list has some brand names included as well as some other sources (such as Parmesan Cheese).

Ingredients to avoid:


"Amino Acids"
Ajinomoto
anything "hydrolyzed" any "hydrolyzed ... protein"
Anything enzyme modified
Anything fermented
Anything protein fortified
Aspartame
Autolyzed yeast
Barley malt
Bouillon and Broth
Calcium caseinate
Calcium glutamate (E 623)
Carrageenan
Citric acid  (breaks down protein to it's constituent amino acids)
Disodium 5 (Guanylate, Isonate, Ribonucleotides)
Enzymes anything
Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s)
Gelatin
Glutamate (E 620)
Glutamic Acid (E 620)
Magnesium glutamate (E 625)
Malt extract
Malt flavoring
Maltodextrin
Milk Powder (used in many low/non fat milks) 
Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)
Monopotassium glutamate (E 622)
Monosodium glutamate (E 621)
Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)
Natural beef flavoring
Natural chicken flavoring
Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s)
Natural pork flavoring
Neotame
"Pea/Soy/Wheat Protein"
(if listed as an ingredient, this indicates the pea/soy has been hydrolyzed at least in part and contains Free Glutamic Acid).
 
Pectin
Protease
Protease enzymes
Seasonings (the word "seasonings")
Sodium caseinate
Some Binders and Fillers in prescription medications, vaccines and some fluids fed intravenously.
Soy protein
Soy protein concentrate
Soy protein isolate
Soy sauce
Soy sauce extract
Stock
Taste No. 5 (added 7/7/2010) contains ingredients high in free glutamic acid.
Textured protein
Ultra-pasteurized
Vetsin
Whey protein
Whey protein concentrate
Whey protein isolate
Yeast extract
Yeast food
Yeast nutrient


This page will be updated as needed (when I get time, feedback, and new knowledge).