Someone I know earlier this week sent me a text in utter dismay because she had looked at some of the labels in her kitchen. What she found shocked and disappointed her. Here she was thinking that she was doing a good thing using culturally correct Latin seasonings advertised as healthy and good for the family.
So what is the problem? Well for starters most of the staples traditionally advertised as good are absolute junk in a box.
Goya one of the makers of Adobo, Sazon, and Sofrito is one of the biggest manufacturers of processed foods in Latin America. You can see thousands of commercials each year picturing wonderful family gatherings, daughters cooking with mothers and children sneaking a taste of deliciously tenting food from the table.
But what many people don’t know is that they are consuming high levels or toxic food additives and artificial coloring when they use these products.
So next time your shopping make it a point to stop and read the labels. If you’re eating at a Latin Restaurant ask them if they use MSG, you might just be surprised to hear a “yes”.
For a complete Guide on your health, MSG and artificial food coloring including a long list of food additives that contain MSG but are not labeled as such, see 2 previous articles below:
MSG, None for Me – Nasty Dye’s, Just say Goodbye Part One
MSG, None for Me – Nasty Dye’s, Just say Goodbye Part Two