I'm thinking about cutting back on my glutamate consumption. I eat all organic food, yet, I still see "natural flavors" and such sneaking on labels of things I'm using daily. It's looking like I'm going to have to start making all of my own vegetable broths.
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on February 04, 2014
at 02:11 PM
Glutamic acid is a naturally occurring amino acid found in food. It occurs in meat and high-protein foods in very high amounts. It gives food a savory flavor, it essentially enhances the flavor of just about anything you eat, making it far more delicious and complex than it otherwise would be. If you want to reduce glutamic acid, you would have to reduce your protein consumption, since it is a component of many complete proteins. But if you want to reduce free glutamates, this list could help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamic_acid_(flavor)#Concentration_in_foods
I advise against it, life isn't worth living without delicious, savory food. Heck, even green tea, sardines and oysters are on that list, I know I wouldn't give them up because of the glutamates.