Cheetos brand cheese curls have been around since 1948 which creator Charles Elmer Doolin developed for Fritos. They are created by blending together water and corn, pressure extruded through a die and dried with hot air to develop their unique form. The cheesy orange coating is where the MSG comes into play. Chip manufacturers love to add Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) to chips to give them an addicting quality.
Many years ago before educating myself on healthy eating I would devour almost an entire bag of chips like these, as most typical Americans can probably identify with. Cheetos comes in many flavors and even in “natural” and “baked” versions which would give you the impression that they are somewhat more healthier, but as you will soon learn, it’s all marketing hype.
Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Ingredients with free Glutamate (MSG):
- Monosodium Glutamate, Autolyzed yeast extract, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Sodium caseinate
Natural Cheetos White Cheddar Puffs Ingredients with free Glutamate (MSG):
- Torula yeast*, Maltodextrin
Baked Cheetos Ingredients with free Glutamate (MSG):
- Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Whey Protein Concentrate
Cheetos Crunchy Cheese Flavor Ingredients with free Glutamate (MSG):
- Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Whey
*Torula Yeast contains free glutamate (MSG), it’s in the same family as Autolyzed Yeast Extract. It just sounds more “natural” and makes the label look clean. For those trying to avoid MSG they will think this product is okay, but it’s deceptive. Why would they hide it on the label if there wasn’t anything wrong with it? To Fool you! Don’t be fooled. Research and read this website to educate yourself. Also check out “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” by Russell Blaylock M.D.