What is umami?
Correct Answer: a savory flavor
Discovered by the Japanese over 100 years ago the word umami means a pleasant savory taste. Umami is a basic taste along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Here are a few umami foods with remarkable health benefits.
Packed with nutrients and antioxidants and low calories.
Commonly fermented tofu, tempeh, miso, and soy sauce.
Aged cheeses are high in the compound glutamate.
Made by fermenting vegetables and spices a traditional side dish of Koreans.
Seafood can naturally contain both glutamate and inosinate.
Just like seafood meat is high in glutamate and inosinate.
Mushrooms are another great plant-based source of umami flavor.