What is Umami?

Umami is a fifth taste in addition to the four basic tastes sweet, sour, salty and bitter that has been discovered by a Japanese scientist in1908. It has been found that glutamate is the substance with the umami taste for which the human tongue actually has receptors.

Umami is described as kind of savoury or simply as delicious.

Umami foods

Seaweed is rich in glutamate and one of the best-known sources of Umami.

Umami can be an alternative to salt and is recommended to reduce salt levels in your cooking.1


Artisan Bread Umami

We replace some of the salt in all our breads with seaweed!

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