Word of the Day: Umami


u-ma-mi / o͞o--mē


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


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, ? –