Oh, Croatia. Even your humble seasoning blends have been sullied by added MSG. Monosodium glutamate. The name sounds as gritty, grainy as the naturally occurring sodium salt that it is.
Food additives such as MSG have been used for hundreds of years, but not in the processed forms they are in today. MSG, for example, is naturally occurring in many high-protein foods. However, it is now produced in industrial quantities using bacteria or yeast.
While there is little evidence to suggest that MSG causes adverse reactions, not all food additives are without their side effects. Many additives banned in the European Union, such as Red 40, continue to be used in the United States to this day.