|Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 8:46 pm: || |
Last week I had a bad reaction to garlic (itchy skin, blisters in mouth). Could this be an MSG - glutamate type reaction???
|Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 11:36 pm: || |
It could be. Was it raw garlic or garlic powder or garlic in a dish you cooked yourself? What brand was it?
|Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 7:25 pm: || |
Thank you Kristy.
Well it has been a combination of garlics before I made the connection. Mainly dry powdered garlic used in cooking, also garlic bread and a small slice of a garlic pizza.
I did some sesarching on the web last night and it appears that garlic is very high in natural sulphites so I will watch my diet further to see if this could be the problem.
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:39 am: || |
You should also look out for garlic powder from China or cheaper brands that can contain flowing agents made from corn. We don't really use garlic or onion powder anymore. I started using fresh in all my food while I researched a pure brand of spices, but I liked the flavor (and the cost) so much that I just kept that habit. I do keep McCormick's organic garlic powder and onion powder on hand in case of emergency, though.
You may be onto something with the sulfites. Also, watch out for onions, leeks, chives and shallots which are both closely related to garlic and high in sulfites as well.
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 8:28 pm: || |
I posted here once about garlic - it is very high in both glutamic acid and aspartic acid. Though for the small amounts usually eaten, it's not a big deal. I once roasted and ate an entire bulb, and that was painful....
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|Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 2:27 pm: || |
I'm not sure how garlic and msg are related. I think msg is bad for you, and garlic is good for you, unless you overdo the garlic, and then people may want to you breathe the other way.
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