8 Foods That Contain MSG

Hundreds of ingredients are added to foods during processing to enhance the flavor of the final product.

1. Fast food

One of the best-known sources of MSG is fast food, particularly Chinese food.

2. Chips and snack foods

Many manufacturers use MSG to boost the savory flavor of chips.

3. Seasoning blends

Seasoning blends are used to give a salty, savory taste to dishes like stews, tacos, and stir-fries.

4. Frozen meals

Although frozen meals can be a convenient and cheap way to put food on the table, they often contain a host of unhealthy and potentially problematic ingredients, including MSG.

5. Soups

Canned soups and soup mixes often have MSG added to them to intensify the savory flavor that consumers crave.

6. Processed meats

Processed meats like hot dogs, lunch meats, beef jerky, sausages, smoked meats, pepperoni, and meat snack sticks can contain MSG

7. Condiments

Condiments like salad dressing, mayonnaise, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce often contain added MSG

8. Instant noodle

A staple for college students around the world, instant noodles provide a quick, filling meal for those on a budget.

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