Word of the Day: Umami

umami


u-ma-mi / o͞o--mē



adjective


1. having or suggestive of the savory, meaty flavor produced by glutamates and nucleotides


Strong-tasting cheeses like Parmesan—it can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months for the flavor to develop—are high in glutamate, which means lots of umami taste.


Nandita Godbole, “What is Umami, Exactly?”, Reader’s Digest, www.rd.com/list/13-foods-with-natural-umami, accessed February 21, 2024



noun


1. one of the five basic taste sensations, alongside salty, sweet, bitter, and sour, it is produced by glutamates and nucleotides and has a savory, earthy or meaty flavor


Umami is a depth of flavor that creates a lusciousness that invigorates your palate, almost making it mouth-watering.


Allen Dabagh, ? -

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