This sent me on a hunt for foods with MSG. I had heard from my nephew's wife Spring that MSG is disguised by other names. So, of course I Googled, "other names for MSG". I printed out a chart of other names for MSG, and have been on a mission to avoid those foods.
When I told my friend, Sherry, she said, "Well, what about Fooducate?" I had TOTALLY forgotten Fooducate, which has a free app for iPhone and Android. In fact, other than downloading the free app, I had not looked at it again. She thought that it would identify MSG.
So, now I have created an account and used Fooducate. I found a daily tip sheet at Fooducate.com which gives the many names of MSG. It also gives a letter grade to the foods you eat, and tells you why (i.e. high sodium, high sugar, etc.).
One of the nice things about Fooducate is that you can scan a food's barcode and get an instant grade.
My husband's Fig Bars that he got from Costco (liked them so much he bought two boxes) has 5 teaspoons of sugar in a very small 2 serving package, which he has been eating every day. Actually, Fooducate rated this product a C+.
I did a search in the App Store for Fooducate and could not find it, so if you are interested in downloading it, go to www.fooducate.com.
I am using some other health apps as well, but that will be another post.