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    What is Umami? Exploring the Fifth Taste

    Understanding the Science behind Umami Umami is a Japanese word that translates to “pleasant savory taste”. It was first discovered and named by a Japanese chemist named Kikunae Ikeda in 1908. Ikeda isolated glutamic acid, an amino acid found in seaweed broth, which was responsible for the savory taste. Umami is considered to be the fifth taste, along with sweet,…

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