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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Umami

Susan says…

What do seaweed, breast milk and walnuts have in common?  You guessed it!  They all contain umami.  (I know, the title kind of gave it away.)

Umami (pronounced  ōō-mä’mē) is a Japanese word meaning “delicious”, “savory”, or “flavor”.  This label was given by umami’s discoverer, Professor Kikunae Ikeda, in 1909. 

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