Here are the food items with natural MSG in them

The fact that MSG is not good for our health is well-known. While the scientific world has classified the powerful additive known as Monosodium glutamate as a safe additives, it is still perceived as a threat to our health by the majority.

However, there are some foods loaded with Natural MSG which we are probably not aware about. According to a new study conducted by Australia/New Zealand food board and a Japanese NGO, below are some food items and the amount of Natural MSG present in them.

  • Kelp: 230-3380 mg /100g
  • Seaweed: 550-1350 mg
  • Marmite 1960 mg
  • Vegemite: 1431 mg
  • Fish sauce: 727-1383 mg
  • Soy sauce: 400-1700 mg
  • Parmesan cheese: 1200-1680 mg
  • Roquefort cheese: 1280 mg
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms: 1060 mg
  • Oyster sauce: 900 mg
  • Miso: 200-700 mg
  • Green tea: 220-670 mg
  • Anchovies: 630 mg
  • Salted squid: 620 mg
  • Cured ham: 340 mg
  • Emmental cheese: 310 mg
  • Sardines: 10-280 mg
  • Grape juice: 258 mg
  • Kimchi: 240 mg
  • Cheddar cheese: 180 mg
  • Tomatoes: 140-250 mg
  • Clams: 210 mg
  • Peas: 200 mg
  • Potatoes: 30-180 mg
  • Scallops: 140-159 mg
  • Squid: 20-146 mg
  • Shimeji mushrooms: 140 mg
  • Oysters: 40-150 mg
  • Corn: 70-130 mg

So instead of using MSG next time in the food, think about having some of these food items in your food to add more flavour.

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