The fifth primary element of taste, accompanying yet independent of sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Known as the taste associated with glutamate and monosodium glutamate, umami is the Japanese word for 'delicious' or 'savory' but is regarded as broth-like or meaty tasting in Western cultures. The um...
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Umami: The taste of substances such as glutamate and monosodium glutamate (MSG) that are found in foods like bouillon and other stocks. Umami is the fifth primary element of taste. The other four are sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. It was discovered in 1907 by Kikunae Ikeda. Umami is the Japanese wo...
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(from the article `food additive`) ...as the amino acid L-glutamate, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) became the first flavour enhancer to be used commercially. The rich flavour ...
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Umami uːˈmɑːmi, popularly referred to as savoriness, is one of the five basic tastes together with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Umami is a loanword from the Japanese うま味 meaning "pleasant savory taste". This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai (うまい)...
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umami: see taste.
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1) Proposed 'fifth taste,' which means 'savory' in japanese
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Name of Japanese origin for the now scientifically recognized fifth button , which is perceived by the presence of glutamate in food or drink. Chemically, it is with glutamate (full name monosodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of the amino acids glutamine. Amino acids are the building blocks for pr...
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