Heluva Good makes several dips that many people enjoy. This article will discuss whether these products have MSG. Without delay, here is the information on MSG in Heluva Good.
Heluva Good & MSG?
You can tell if a product has MSG added to it by reviewing its ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food that has added MSG to disclose it in the ingredients on the packaging.
If a product has added MSG, the ingredients will reflect MSG’s unabbreviated name known as “Monosodium Glutamate”.
Nearly all Heluva Good dips have MSG, including the popular French Onion dip. The exception is the Nacho Queso Supreme dip whose ingredients reflect no Monosodium Glutamate.
However, keep in mind that the Nacho Queso Supreme dip likely has natural MSG. This is because the dip contains ingredients that are known to naturally contain MSG such as tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and yeast extract.
|Dip Flavor||MSG (Yes or No)?|
|Nacho Queso Supreme||No|
|White Cheddar Bacon||Yes|
Heluva Good Ingredients
Below you will find the ingredients for Heluva Good French Onion Dip. We’ll use these ingredients as an example of what to look for when reviewing ingredients for MSG.
You can see underlined that the product has MSG as identified under its full name, Monosodium Glutamate.
French Onion Dip Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Cream And Nonfat Milk, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Modified Corn Starch, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, Parsley, Spices, Gelatin, Potassium Sorbate (To Preserve Freshness) And Enzyme.
Ingredients can change without notice. View the product packaging for the most accurate ingredient information.
Why Does Heluva Good Have MSG?
MSG is a flavor enhancer. It provides a savory taste when mixed with other ingredients. The taste is referred to as umami or the fifth taste after sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. It has been used since it was invented by a Japanese chemistry professor named Kikunae Ikeda in the early 1900s.
Is MSG Safe?
The FDA states that MSG is “generally recognized as safe”. There are some people who have reported sensitivity to it which purportedly causes mild symptoms such as headache, sweating, flushing, nausea, and numbness. However, studies have yet to produce a link between MSG and these sensitivities. Simply avoid foods with MSG if you believe they are causing health problems.
Smith, Jake. “Is MSG Actually Bad for You? Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Ingredient.” Prevention, Prevention, 28 Jan. 2022, https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/a38917726/msg-good-or-bad/.