Does Raising Cane’s Chicken have MSG?
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is in a lot of processed food. Why? Because it tastes good. However, Jamey can’t have it. Through much trial and error, we’ve discovered that it makes him hyperactive and cranky, and impedes his language to the point of him not being able to find the words he wants to use. After we eliminated all artificial dyes from his diet, MSG was the next thing to go.
Raising Cane’s is one of our easy drive through options. Well, until recently. I emailed Raising Cane to find out if their chicken had MSG.
You guessed it. MSG in the chicken. In the brine, no less.
MSG can hide in many forms. Here’s a partial list.
- Calcium Caseinate
- Monosodium glutamate
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
- Textured Protein
- Monopotassium glutamate
- Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
- Yeast Extract
- Autolyzed Plant Protein
- Yeast food or nutrient
- Glutamic Acid
- Sodium Caseinate
- Autolyzed Yeast
And this is just a partial list of the places MSG could be hiding in your food. Many people are reactive to MSG and don’t know it. If you get frequent headaches or tingling sensations in your arms after eating processed foods, you’re probably sensitive to MSG.
We have had to completely eliminate it from our house and it’s a pain in the neck. But totally worth it.