While soy-based liquids, such as Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, nama shoyu, soy sauce, tamari and others contain a similar structure to MSG, these products do not contain MSG. It’s interesting to note that the human body contains trace amounts of MSG, as does wheat, some medicinal mushrooms and a few types of fruit juice. The rare reactions felt by consumers of these products are more likely the result of a common soy allergy.
While HHI offers these products in its kitchen, it is best to consider these seasonings as temporary bridges from sodium chloride (table salt, sea salt, Celtic salt, etc.) to the absence of non-organic salt in the diet. Dulse powder, kelp powder and ground celery seeds are all suitable, nutritious substitutes for the aforementioned “transition foods.” ?HHI has always offered?—?and will continue to offer?—?dishes without these seasonings for guests with allergies.
This statement by Brian Clement of HHI comes after speaking with the Director of Bragg Health Foundation, John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RD.
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