Marmite Yeast Extract Spread is a Superfood for my Gatherer Genotype. However, "Health Ranger" Mike Adams has complained that yeast extracts have glutamic acid in them. Anyone have any info/thoughts/feedback regarding this? Thanks.
Mike Adams tends to be a bit of a worrywort/sensationaliser from what I hear/read... Not everyone is affected by glutamic acid... Now if you were an Explorer it might be a different outcome...although tbh, being a nonnie can amount to a very similar thing
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make your own compliant, using nutritional yeast
there s a great recipe
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Some people react strongly to glutamates. Others don't. Nutritional yeast (and products containing it) do contain natural glutamates, but are also very high in B vitamins. How nutritional yeast/marmite will rate for you depends on your need for B vitamins as well as your sensitivity to glutamates.
I've always avoided MSG because I read it was a toxic additive, and anyway it's generally found in highly processed foods that I wouldn't want to eat anyway. However, SWAMI rates it as neutral for me. I'm not about to buy MSG to cook with, but it's nice to know that MSG isn't a toxin for me personally.
I also get nutritional yeast as a superfood. I eat it liberally in my eggs. However, I don't cook with it for family meals because it's an avoid for my Explorer daughter. (I also don't feed it to my other daughter, who I suspect is an Explorer too.) Even though we're the same blood type and have similar family history, we're different individuals and react differently to glutamates.
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