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Soy sauce is listed as having 1200mg:100g free glutamates. How does organic tamari compare?

Commented on February 04, 2014
Created February 04, 2014 at 8:34 AM

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 03:44 PM

Yeah, it could be a million factors, I personally wouldn't stress the glutamates too much. Headaches do happen, and while they might be because of the glutamates (or something else for that matter), there is no need to shun them outright. Besides, a lot of the foods that contain them are perfectly healthy and delicious. Though it doesn't hurt to eat it in moderation.

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on February 04, 2014
at 02:32 PM

Ah man, why does Nori have 1378Mg free glutamate.

There goes that idea!

I haven't had an ocular migraine in months, but I had one last week that lasted about 3 days (though only about 10 minutes worth of flashy colorful zig-zag visuals.) It's most likely just stress, but I eat a ton of seaweed / kelp / soy sauce / vegetable broths. There are days where I do soy sauce and kelp with every meal.

Maybe my tyramine consumption would be worth looking into.

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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.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on February 04, 2014
at 02:32 PM

Ah man, why does Nori have 1378Mg free glutamate.

There goes that idea!

I haven't had an ocular migraine in months, but I had one last week that lasted about 3 days (though only about 10 minutes worth of flashy colorful zig-zag visuals.) It's most likely just stress, but I eat a ton of seaweed / kelp / soy sauce / vegetable broths. There are days where I do soy sauce and kelp with every meal.

Maybe my tyramine consumption would be worth looking into.

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