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Maureen73

Msg Question.....safe Or Not?

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Ok, I was diagnosed with celiac in July of '05, so I'm still learning....

Is MSG ok or not?

I thought it was off limits, however a friend's sister whose husband and son have celiac said that MSG is ok.

HELP!!

I've been avoiding everything with MSG in it (like Lipton Soup Onion Mix for dip) etc. I thought it was the culprit in making me sick.

Thanks for your help -

Maureen

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MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a salt of glutamic acid. It is gluten free. However, many people, whether celiac or not, have adverse reactions to it. Learn more by clicking here: MSG

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Well I am new here and can't say 100% from experience but I was given a list of things to look for with wheat/gluten base. I call it my NoNo list! ;) And MSG is on it. Don't know if it is in all things made with it or what. But it is on the list and we don't eat anything with it in.

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MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a salt of glutamic acid. It is gluten free. However, many people, whether celiac or not, have adverse reactions to it. Learn more by clicking here: MSG

Further down on that Wikipedia article it says: "Asian cuisine originally used a seaweed broth to obtain the flavor-enhancing effects of MSG, but today MSG is made by a fermenting process using starch, sugar beets, sugar cane, or molasses."

Dangerous Grains lists it in the "maybe" category... I wonder if they'll have to say where the MSG comes from now with the new FDA labeling?

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when I used to order chinese food they used MSG in everything, I always felt drugged after I ate then would crash a few hours later

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I have also read that MSG is supposed to be gluten free if its made in the US. However, my husband, who is the celiace in our family, absolutely cannot tollerate it. This caused me to do a poll at our support group potluck we have every eight weeks. Out of the 100 or so attending that day, at least 75% could not handle MSG. This leads me to believe that celiacs may be a bit more prone to MSG intolerance than non celiacs.

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