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Oct 25, 2000 04:30 PM

Poultry Stock with No MSG

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A friend of mine is interested in obtaining any poultry stock/paste/cubes that contain no MSG or any related ingredients (deadly allergy). Evidently, this is surprisingly hard to find. The more natural the product, the better. Thanks.

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  1. Have you tried a natural food store chain? Also, its not that hard to make yourself. Take a chicken, some carrots, onions, celery, herbs, salt and pepper, put in a big pot and cover with water. Simmer for an hour or two, take out all the ingredients, strain broth, put liquid back in the pot and reduce. Then freeze in ice cube trays or in baggies. Much better than store bought and no MSG.

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    1. re: rjka

      Better yet, boil the root veggies first, then add the hen (or chicken, which is a compromise). By doing so no scum will float atop and the bird cooks at its best. Very important procedure and more effective than boiling all together. The more roots the better (try with kohlrabi, turnips, parsnips, dillweed, celery root. . .and of course an onion and carrot to sweeten it just so)

      1. re: Allan Evans

        Interesting! I will have to try your suggestion.

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      Jessica Shatan

      I always buy Herb-Ox brand boullion cubes because they do not contain MSG and are pretty easy to find in any good supermarket. Just your standard boullion cubes in veg, chix or beef but NO MSG.
      Good luck!

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        jeanne rodebaugh

        Do you make vegetable stock with no msg I use herb ox because the chicken and beef have no msg I need one that is vegetable. I am allergic to msg and almost died from it being in my food so I need to use herb ox as they do not use msg. Please help me find this. Jeanne

        1. re: Jessica Shatan

          I have been interested in health food for years & recently found out some things that helped me a great deal. Basically no chicken broth or beef broth sold in stores is safe. Please read this whole post before you say rubbish. Herb Ox does contain MSG but it is hidden. They're label on the front says 'no MSG Added' but the ingredients listed are:
          "Ingredients: with Other Natural Flavors Ingredients: Salt, Maltodextrin, Flavor (Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Salt, Partially Hydrogenated Soy Oil), Natural Flavor (Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Salt, Sugar, Whey Powder [from Milk], Lactic Acid), Chicken Fat, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate, Dehydrated Parsley, Dehydrated Cooked Chicken (Contains Natural Flavor), Silicon Dioxide (Anticaking Agent), Onion Powder, Turmeric Color, Spice, Garlic Powder. No MSG Added (Contains Naturally Occurring Glutamates)."

          Anytime you see any vegetable protein like the corn it's probably MSG. Anytime you see 'Yeast Extract' it is DEFINITELY MSG. Anytime you see 'Natural Flavor' that is MSG. This product is filled with it. How companies get around it - and all of them do - health food stores included (we cannot have Pacific Brand Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth because it's hidden in there - 'causes brain swelling in myself and another family member). Keep reading it gets worse.

          Read online lists of 'hidden MSG' and see Dr Blaylock's videos online. Somebody from the MSG manufacturing facility smugly told him that if Dr Blaylock exposes all of the names they hide MSG under they'll just invent another name and put it under that. In other words they are going to get it into the pre packaged product.

          What happens in manufacturing is 'Company A' will order certain ingredients from 'Company B' or 'Company C' to make their final product more cost effective. Like 'Spices' for example. Since 'Company A' did NOT manufacture the 'Spices' themselves and purchased it from 'Company B' then on the ingredient list 'Company A' puts on their Boulion or Chicken Broth or Beef Broth they are LEGALY NOT required to put 'contains MSG' on their product. And on top of that they can legally put a little sign on the front 'No MSG added'....because they did NOT add the MSG in. They only added in the ingredient they ordered called 'Spices' from another manufacturer. It's all a big game. I can make my own chicken broth and we have no problems. As soon as I add a store bought canned broth or cubes we are in for it. I know people are not going to believe this but I can feel the pain in my brain from the swelling & the effects of MSG as a neurotoxin. When you start to feel the effects yourself and watch your loved ones suffer & see the decline you will know this is real and nothing to mess with. Feeling it effect me is what got me reading and researching. I guess since the 80's when this stuff started being added into our foods in large quantities it's been effecting me - just took 25 years to get so bad I had to take notice. By this time it's too late to avoid it and avoid the damage it has caused. Just as an FYI - I avoid Annato, MSG and hidden MSG, and Carageenen. Look them up if you have inflammation of any kind - search head banging in kids and Annato, and Carageenen being the most inflammatory ingredient you can put in food...they use it on lab animals to put them into a highly inflammatory state to study drugs for IBS, Colitis, Chrons, etc. Scary stuff.

          Thanks for giving me grace with the brain fog, grammar and spelling.

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          Alexandra Eisler

          Rapunzel makes a lovely organic vegan boullion and it looks like you can order directly from them.

          Here's a link...

          (sorry, I wasn't able to paste the link into the link box!)

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            1. I also like Herb Ox cubes. It comes in a little plastic jar with a green label for chicken, red label for beef.