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  • Rivvin
    started a topic Dextrose and MSG - I need insight

    Dextrose and MSG - I need insight

    So I placed a bulk order for sausage that I was told would be "Free of preservatives and additives" and ended up with 12 pounds of sausage with the following ingredients: Pork, water, dextrose, MSG, spices

    Dextrose and MSG: awesome. I cannot bring myself to throw out 15 pounds of sausage, so what I want to know is how should I consider dextrose? Is Dextrose the 100% equivalent to table sugar?

    I know MSG has gotten a bad rap, but all the articles I look at online just talk about how the government uses it to make poor people more satisfied with their gas station food which means jack squat to me as I could not care less about conspiracy theories and am more interested in the facts behind the food. What is the deal with MSG, can anyone tell me?

    I guess if I am going to eat this sausage I just want to understand what I'm putting into my body, because I've got 15 pounds of this crap.

  • say_rahhh
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    I used to live in Japan. I really enjoyed going grocery shopping and buying totally off-the-wall things, or things that looked normal but I couldn't tell for sure (kanji). Well this one time......I thought I bought a sea salt. It looked like sea salt. But I wasn't positive so when I got home, I put a little(!) dash in my hand and dipped my tongue in it. MSG. Let me tell you this: MSG tastes like metal and battery acid and salt that's gone rancid (if that were possible).

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  • Athena
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    MSG is an excito-toxin. Its pretty much a great way to destroy your brain cells and turn you into a junk-food addicted zombie. I avoid it like the plague. Honestly its eating poison. It causes your neurotransmitters to get SO EXCITED about how good it tastes that they end up causing nerve cell damage. Pretty sad that its still legal to put into food Demand a refund.

    From : http://medical-dictionary.thefreedic...om/Excitotoxin

    excitotoxicity
    Neurology Neuronal injury caused by excessive release of excitatory neurotransmitters–glutamate and aspartate causing damage to nerve and glial cells, which occurs in diverse neurologic diseases that may be acute–eg hypoglycemia, seizures, stroke, or trauma or chronic neurodegenerative disease–eg AIDS-dementia complex, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and possibly Alzheimer's disease

    *Of course this occurs from multiple exposures over a long period of time. One sausage won't kill you but its a good reason to avoid them over your lifetime.

    http://www.amazon.com/Excitotoxins-T.../dp/0929173252

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  • piano-doctor-lady
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    Yes, the MSG is the problem. Next time, buy pure ground pork, add your own spices and some sea salt, to your own taste.

    If you put it into small packets and froze most of it, you could have it gradually so the MSG wouldn't all come at you at once.

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  • say_rahhh
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    15 pounds of sausage is alotta meat! You stocking up for armageddon?!

    ;-P

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  • rphlslv
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    Cook out!! Sausage party???

    Oh shit.

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  • avocado
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    The dextrose is after the pepper. I doubt there's all that much of it.

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  • Mr.M
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    Some sugar (dextrose in this case) is quite normal for flavoring products like bacon & sausage. The amounts are usually trace (1-2g per serving tops).

    The ingredient I would dislike is MSG. Haven't seen Mark, or anyone really, touch upon the topic of it. Personally, I avoid it as much as possible - but since you bought the sausage and its not likely you'll return it...eat it up. I doubt its DRENCHED in msg like chinese food typically is.

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  • blank_faceplate
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    Originally posted by Bostonbully View Post
    Have a big cookout and then you won't have to eat 15 pounds of sausage you don't feel is healthy. That way it is going to good use. Not to mention you could eat some too and because it is a cookout you just call it your 80% day lol.
    This is a good idea. I have to admit to having done similar, and it's universally popular. No one gets upset when you offer them free beer and brats.

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  • Bostonbully
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    Have a big cookout and then you won't have to eat 15 pounds of sausage you don't feel is healthy. That way it is going to good use. Not to mention you could eat some too and because it is a cookout you just call it your 80% day lol.

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  • Rivvin
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    It was made by the father of my Boss at their locally owned butcher shop. Not rocking the boat is the reason behind keeping my mouth shut about it

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  • emmie
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    If it was sold as "preservative free," I don't understand why you aren't demanding a refund.

    As to the ingredients, I hope you're not as sensitive to MSG as I am. I get quite ill if I have anything with MSG, which is why I have to be extremely careful in restaurants. I don't know why I react as I do, but my BP drops, and a couple of times, I came close to fainting.

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  • Rivvin
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    As I think about this, I wonder what this says about society when someone actually believes Dextrose and MSG don't count as additives and preservatives?

    Is this how bad it has become that ingredients like these are "normal"? That in itself makes me sad.

    Also, thanks for the replies, I feel much less concerned about the MSG now even if it is a substance I will continue to try and avoid!

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  • Clint
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    Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
    ...but the ingredient list is: Pork, Water, Pepper, Dextrose, MSG, Spices, Sage, [bold]Nitrites[/bold].

    Yeah I'm pretty pissed that I was lied too about it being all natural and preservative free.
    Nitrites ARE a preservative. If the sellers truly advertise it as "preservative free", there's a real problem there.

    My $0.02 is to just eat it and not worry too much about it and keep this in mind for your next purchase.

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  • lmyers04
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    Originally posted by Rivvin View Post

    I'm hoping that even though these ingredients are high on the list that maybe there is not a whole lot of it in the sausage but I really have no way of knowing. I guess its a good thing that I eat so well that something like this pisses me off so bad.
    exactly! Youre probably fine, "now you know" etc etc.......just think, you could be hitting up a chinese buffet every week, like some of my guy friends do religiously.....AND youre body's immune defenses are in tip top shape, so toxins are dealt with very effectively in someone like you, also something to think about. And, I bet the sausage is delicious anyway.

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