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The main products that I'm wondering about are Kirkland Organic Broths and Kirkland Non-organic spice called Sweet Mesquite at Cost-co. They both have a possible ingredient but how do we find out for sure? I tried email Cost-co but they didn't seem to understand the question.
Thank you for your email. You are right to be concerned about the broth you use. I think I found the ingredients or at least something you can compare to what you use. The one thing you must know is "organic" doesn't mean it is safe. For example, "organic chicken flavor" has hydrolyzed protein which contains at least 20% MSG and has as much as 40 to 50% MSG depending how much more the industry added.
Here is a site which talks about Organic Broth. These people cover more of the same. It is really good information.http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/chicken-broth-no-msg-labels-are-false/
Here is another site:http://www.fooducate.com/app#page=product&id=1A3FE7EE-1073-11E1-8977-1231380C180E
This site give these ingredients for Kirkland Signature Chicken Stock which are as follows:chicken stock, vegetable broth (carrot, celery, onion juice concentrates), natural flavor, sea salt, ground bay leaves and black pepper extract.
I wouldn't use this stock because of the "chicken stock", "vegetable broth", and (the one that kills me) "black pepper extract". Having both "stock" and "broth" in this item just means there is more Hydrolyzed Protein, ergo more MSG. And, the only reason why a company would "extract" a spice is to create MSG. This is the first time I have ever seen this ingredient. Sometimes I think "I have seen it all" then something like this happens. What a load of crap!
Sorry I got a little strung out there. New ingredients pop up all the time, and I get so fed up with companies creating new ways to hide MSG and other excitotoxins. It makes my work that much harder. And it creates a feeling of hopelessness for the new person trying to eliminate excitotoxins from their diet or the diet of others, if needs be.
On the next!!
Are these the ingredients in the Sweet Mesquite Seasoning?Sea salt, black pepper, chili, red pepper, oregano, dehydrated veggies, onion, garlic, demerara sugar, natural mesquite smoke flavor, citric acid and silicon dioxide to prevent caking.
If so, then you maybe safe or maybe not. It depends on how sensitive you are to excitotoxins. Any "flavor" like in the "...smoke flavor", should be a concern. Also, "citric acid" maybe a problem. I can tell you that it does NOT come from a lemon or a lime or any other fruit. And there is no way to tell what process was used to produce this ingredient, but these days, it usually starts with corn. Typically, a genetically modified corn protein.
The only way you can really tell if the item is safe, is to try it and if you react, don't use it. Others who are sensitive to excitotoxins may react to this ingredient or not. Personally, I wouldn't use it. I would create my own blend of spices and seasonings. Something with less salt, more pepper, and play with the other spices. Chili Powder is a great spice. So is garlic and onion: In powder form, they add that little something to foods. In fresh form, they can be robust, exotic, and for the onions, sweet.
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