Does anyone know if there is really Bat Guano in Doritos?

I heard that bat guano is cleverly disguised as "disodium guanylate" and is in some of our snack foods... I can only find blurbs about it on-line, does anyone have the facts? I mean real proof? Thanks.

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  • The following comes directly from Wikipedia:

    Disodium guanylate (E627), chemical formula C10H14N5O8P, is a food additive used as a flavor enhancer, in synergy with monosodium glutamate (the sodium salt of glutamic acid, MSG). As it is a fairly expensive additive, it is not used independently of glutamic acid; if disodium guanlyate is present in a list of ingredients but MSG does not appear to be, it is likely that glutamic acid is provided as part of another ingredient such as a processed soy protein complex.

    Disodium guanylate is a flavor enhancer derived from dried fish or dried seaweed. It is a by-product of disodium inosinate.

    SDSU Professor Ronald A. Newcomb looked into this for us and said; " U.S. Patent 4958017 gives a method for synthesizing this substance and says in part, 'An industrially advantageous process for producing an inosine-guanosine mixture having a higher weight ratio of guanosine/inosine than a starting mixture of nucleoside crystals and inosine substantially free of guanosine from which comprises adjusting an aqueous fluid containing 10 to 30% by weight/volume of a nucleoside mixture to a pH of 9.1 to 9.5, wherein the total amount of inosine and guanosine is more than 95% by weight based on dry matters and the weight ratio of guanosine/inosine is 0.5 to 1, separating the resultant solids and then crystallizing inosine from the resulting solution.' Now, this is not at all alarming since these are nucleic acids which are also flavor enhancers. Like MSG, too much becomes a problem and they may trigger reactions in certain populations, but they are useful to the body, much like an isolated amino acid you would find in the supplement section of your health food store. However, the inclusion of this item, usually Disodium inosinate and Disodium guanylate together indicate there is a source of MSG in the product which is likely, and deceptively, not listed."

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    Does anyone know if there is really Bat Guano in Doritos?

    I heard that bat guano is cleverly disguised as "disodium guanylate" and is in some of our snack foods... I can only find blurbs about it on-line, does anyone have the facts? I mean real proof? Thanks.

  • Hello.

    Listen, here's the thing about guano. The stuff's essentially just like bat PӨӨP. I'm saying that that junk's NASTY! I mean, why would they put that junk in Doritos? When I PӨӨP (everybody poops), the only people that know are me, my toilet, and my mom when I make her clean me. So to answer your question, no, there is no bat guano in Doritos, because bats are blind.

  • Disodium Glutamate

  • What Is Disodium Guanylate

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  • Yeah mayb doesnt really matter tho theres barely any. like maybe one or two atoms r something

  • Yes it is look up bro polight he talks all about it!!!!!!!!

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  • IDK WHAT IS BAT GUANO ANYWAY?

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