Torula yeast

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Potentially Harmful
An inactive culture of C. utilis yeast, used to turn wood into paper. Generally used in the manufacturing of pet foods or as a food additive in many processed foods. Found in seasonings, spices, sauces, soups, dips, etc. It is also used in vegetarian and diet food, in baby food, meat, and dough. Like MSG it is rich in glutamic acid.
Health Impact
Contains glutamate, an excitotoxin or neurotransmitter known to kill brain cells. May cause headaches, muscle tightness, numbness, tingling, weakness and flushing in some people. People who are sensitive to MSG should avoid torula yeast.
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