Umami Chomiryo

Umami Seasoning

Umami is a savoury taste that human beings find appealing. One of the principal sources of this taste is glutamate, which occurs naturally in many foodstuffs. Umami seasoning is in fact monosodium glutamate, discovered by a Japanese scientist in the early 20th century. It brings out the flavour of other ingredients in a dish, and is popular as a condiment in Japan, being used in the preparation of meat and fish, and to season soups, sauces and salad dressings.