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Rice extract listed in Mrs. Dash ingredients list?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

A bottle of red-colored Mrs. Dash seasoning I have has rice extract listed as the last ingredient on the back. My suspicion was that this was a code term for MSG, but a google search came up with nothing.

Any ideas on why this is in the seasoning, or what it might be?

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on February 02, 2014
at 03:19 PM

I have an acute reaction to msg - migraines, vision blurring and more. For me, a single dash of Mrs. Dash is like a gunshot to the head. Take it to the bank, folks, Mrs. Dash contains msg. Legally, the food industry is able to say, 'No MSG' on the label, even though it is full of msg. So long as the msg is diluted to 98%, they can put in as much as they want. In other words, if they add 2% rice extract to the msg, they can call it 'rice extract' (or whatever they want). Labels mean nothing in the U.S. You can make your own seasoning salts from organic herbs and spices.

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on June 17, 2013
at 04:13 PM

Rice extract isn't the same thing as red yeast rice extract. One is from rice, one is from yeast grown on rice.

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on June 17, 2013
at 08:53 AM

(Other rice extract preservatives / colorings - http://www.diabecinn.com/files/8513/1012/3780/Review_of_the_studies_on_the_red_yeast....pdf http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/34481/PDF)

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on June 17, 2013
at 08:47 AM

Mostly likely it's in there as a preservative, and possibly for coloring http://www.google.com/patents/US20120263704.

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on June 17, 2013
at 03:59 PM

Thanks for those references. My suspicion that yeast extract contains free glutamic acid (MSG) has been confirmed. If that is the case with red yeast rice extract, then I am really disappointed, Mrs. Dash!

http://www.livestrong.com/article/345981-foods-that-contain-yeast-extract/

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on June 17, 2013
at 04:13 PM

Rice extract isn't the same thing as red yeast rice extract. One is from rice, one is from yeast grown on rice.

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on July 31, 2013
at 04:28 AM

I think it may just be rice.

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