*AJI-NO-MOTO® is a product brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Feel safe enjoying tastes and eating
AJI-NO-MOTO®(MSG) has been safely used as a food ingredient since 1909.
However, due to the common misconceptions, it is one of the most thoroughly tested of all food ingredients, with hundreds of scientific studies confirming its safe and effective use. MSG’s safety has been repeatedly affirmed by regulators and scientific agencies around the world.
What is umami?
Umami is the one of the basic tasteWhen we taste foods, we experience the sensation of deliciousness using all of the five senses such as smell, sight and touch. Of course, taste is the deciding factor.
The important elements of food acceptability are the tastes, “sweet” “sour”, “salty” ,”bitter”, and “umami“, which are known as the basic taste. A basic taste is an independent taste which can not be created even though the combination of other taste.
Among basic taste, umami was discovered in 1908 by Dr.Kikunae Ikeda, He focused on the taste kombu dashi (soup stock of kelp), and revealed that the component of taste is glutamate. He named this taste “umami”