|Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 1:02 pm: || |
Give me a gold star!
Who knew that:
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN, Fried Chicken, EXTRA CRISPY, Breast, meat only, skin and breading removed, analyzed prior to January 2007 Glutamic acid: 8305mg
|Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 1:06 pm: || |
I don't understand why:
Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, raw Glutamic acid: 7429mg
I thought ordering king grab legs at Outback steak house would be a clean, good choice?
|Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 1:12 pm: || |
Hmm. Based on everything I had read previously, I thought mozzarella would be ok (certainly way better than nonfat dry milk)
Help me interpret this please!
Cheese, mozzarella, part skim milk Glutamic acid: 4469mg
Milk, dry, nonfat, calcium reduced Glutamic acid: 4201mg
|Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 1:48 pm: || |
I suspect they're not standardizing the weight of the sample...
There's going to be a LOT of glutamate in a pound of something, even if it's relatively low, compared to 50 grams of something else.
|Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 9:08 pm: || |
Actually they say it's per 200 calorie serving.
But they don't say if this is free glutamic acid or bound. Much different....
I find it very misleading that they only list 4 soups, sauces, and gravies...and 25 vegetables and several hundred meet products. Yet they don't list the common offenders - salad dressings, chips, soups, etc.
Maybe I'm paranoid but something seems fishy. However, you still definitely get the Gold Star!!
|Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:36 am: || |
Hey Mike, try this site:
I really like this food list from Denmark.
About the mozarella, it is made with vinegar (fermented corn) and skim milk (which has dry milk solids added) and then all of it is fermented so it seems reasonable to me that it would be high. I can't eat it (corn) but my kids did OK with whole milk mozarella - we've never been big on it anyway.
I think the key is the "200 calorie serving" junk - there must be a loophole. There has to be a reason that they left off certain offenders (advertisers perhaps?). The site is run by the same people that own Epicurious.com. Have you been there? One thing I have learned is to take these "informative news articles" with a grain of salt and follow the money. Have you been to WebMD? Their main advertiser is Promise poison spread!
|Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 4:22 am: || |
After my initial excitement of finding the list subsided, and I looked at it again, I think it is NOT "FREE" glutamic acid because how could raw seafood or raw beef have "FREE" glutamic acid?
I wonder if the lab burns the sample, measures how much heat is released (calories) and then measures the amino acid profile that remains?
That theory would account for KFC still being high because they ADD free glutamic acid to the bound glutamates already in the chicken.
Just a guess,