Umami ramen

Umami ramen

Uni, Boston

Umami, the so-called “fifth flavor,” is how our taste buds detect protein, that is, certain free-floating compounds associated with protein. One of those compounds, free glutamate, is found in abundance in foods such as mushrooms, oily fish, miso, seaweed and Parmesan cheese, as well as cooked meat.

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