Maggi 2-minute noodles in India contains hydrolysed groundnut protein, It contains MSG (Monosodium glutamate) used as a flavor enhancer, which is made using Bactosoytone, itself made from soy protein using a catalyst enzyme porcine (taken from intestine of Pig) Hydrolysed vegetable protein can contain high levels of glutamate, but still mentions “NO ADDED MSG” on the pack..
Boiling the separately packaged flavors in water changes the MSG (Monosodium glutamate) to toxic form – ‘Silent damage’ to the brain…also linked to asthma attacks, cause disabling arthritis, and even serious depressions, behavioral problems in children….
MSG has been found to be more toxic than all other food toxins, poisons and allergens.!!!
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In each house in India, Maggie Masala is a common food. Do you know the ingredient of it, you can read on Maggie packet. Do you know what is ” flavour enhancer 635 ”
I think the answer is NO. Lets check what is Flavour 635.
Flavour 635 – Disodium 5′-ribonucleotide
Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides, E number E635, is a flavor enhancer which is synergistic with glutamates in creating the taste of umami. It is a 1:1 mixture of disodium inosinate (IMP) and disodium guanylate (GMP) and is often used where a food already contains natural glutamates (as in meat extract) or added monosodium glutamate (MSG). It is primarily used in flavored noodles, snack foods, chips, crackers, sauces and fast foods. It is produced by combining the sodium salts of the natural compounds guanylic acid (E626) and inosinic acid (E630).
****Guanylates and inosinates are generally produced from Meat, but partly also from fish. They are thus not suitable for vegans and vegetarians. ****
Various messages shared heavily online, mostly through social networking sites, come with warnings that the famous Indian snack Maggi Noodles contain ingredients made from Pig intestine (pork) and Animal extracted (Non-veg) flavour enhancers. Let us analyze the facts about these claims one by one.
Maggi Noodles Ingredients Made From Pig Intestine
As per the claim, Maggi 2-minute noodles in India contains hydrolysed groundnut protein, wherein MSG (Monosodium glutamate) is used as a flavor enhancer. MSG is said to be made by using Bactosoytone from soy protein, using a catalyst enzyme called porcine taken from intestine of Pig. It is a fact that for economic reasons, some companies in the past used pork derivative Bactosoytone as a medium to cultivate bacteria that produce the enzymes necessary for making MSG. In other words, Bactosoytone was a bio-catalyst derived from porcine.
To a related query raised on their Facebook page, Meri Maggi responded saying there is no pig meat extracts in their Maggi range of products, and that their current range of noodles do not contain monosodium glutamate (MSG). In a statement released by the company that also addressed past claims that Maggi noodles are coated with Wax, Nestle (the manufacturing company of Maggi Noodles) mentioned the same. On Facebook, Meri Maggi also said that all variants of MAGGI 2-Minute Noodles (except the chicken variant) are 100% vegetarian. So it is possible that Maggi Noodles contained MSG earlier, but after the concerns raised, they withdrew. We contacted the Nestle Company through email and Meri Maggi on Facebook regarding all these claims, but did not get any response from them.
About MSG (monosodium glutamate)
MSG, as reported by Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org), is a commonly used flavor enhancer “generally recognized as safe” by U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Although there were reports of side effects like headaches, weakness, flushing, sweating, nausea, chest pain and heart palpitations, researchers did not find any definitive evidence of a link between MSG (in normal concentrations) and these symptoms. However, researchers acknowledge that a small percentage of people may witness short-term reactions to MSG, the symptoms of which are usually mild and do not require treatment.
Flavor Enhancer E635 from Meat
The other claim states that the flavour enhancer E635 used in Maggi Noodles is a mixture of disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate, which are generally produced from Meat and partly from Fish. Thus it is said that Maggi Noodles is not suitable for vegans and vegetarians. To a related query on Twitter, Nestle Consumer Care responded saying the E635 flavor enhancer in Maggi Noodles is made from vegetarian sources i.e. Beetroot and Yeast extract. Yes, apart from the animal sources, inosinates and guanylates can also be produced from vegetarian sources like seaweed, Tapioca starch and yeast.
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