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Old 09-04-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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Yeast extraction

I heard this is a bit controversialwhat exactly is it.

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Old 09-04-2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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Sorry, but I have no idea at all what you are referring to. Maybe you can elaborate?
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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Sorry, but I have no idea at all what you are referring to. Maybe you can elaborate?
Doing a Google search indicates it is the next thing we are supposed to be scared of and appalled by.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:35 AM   #4
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My Vegemite is bad for me?
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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It's yeast that's been broken down and the cell walls removed. It serves as a flavor enhancer. Yeast extract contains glutimates that provide the umami flavor to foods.

Not sure how it's a bad thing.
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Yeast Extract = MSG

I think it's just bad in the fact of how it's been overly processed? It's not a naturally occurring process, so maybe some digestive systems don't recognize it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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Yeast Extract = MSG

I think it's just bad in the fact of how it's been overly processed? It's not a naturally occurring process, so maybe some digestive systems don't recognize it.
If you check a site that doesn't have an agenda, you'll find that yeast extract contains glutamic acid. Glutamic acid not MSG.
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If you check a site that doesn't have an agenda, you'll find that yeast extract contains glutamic acid. Glutamic acid not MSG.
It's hard to ever find a write-up that isn't biased :)

I believe some of my nutritional healing friends actually use yeast extract.

I personally try to keep something like this out of my diet because I don't personally need more yeast in my diet (working to eliminate candida currently). I wouldn't mind reading some more research on it all though!
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:49 AM   #9
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Yeast Extract = MSG

I think it's just bad in the fact of how it's been overly processed? It's not a naturally occurring process, so maybe some digestive systems don't recognize it.
Ice cream isn't a naturally occurring process either. Neither are pickles, salami or olives. So what?

From the article: "a Google search will give you page after page of people describing the terrible experience they go through when consuming MSG."

No kidding. A Google search for anything will give you zillions of results - not all of them are equally valid. Learn to choose which sites give valid, reliable information and search on those.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #10
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Here's an extract(!) from the May Clinic website: Monosodium glutamate (MSG): Is it harmful? - Mayo Clinic

MSG has been used as a food additive for decades. Over the years, the FDA has received many anecdotal reports of adverse reactions to foods containing MSG. These reactions known as MSG symptom complex include:
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Sweating
  • Facial pressure or tightness
  • Numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck and other areas
  • Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
However, researchers have found no definitive evidence of a link between MSG and these symptoms. Researchers acknowledge, though, that a small percentage of people may have short-term reactions to MSG. Symptoms are usually mild and don't require treatment. The only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid foods containing MSG.



MSG has been in general use in some Asian countries for quite some time with no issues.
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