Umami meaning

o͝o-mä'mē
The definition of umami is a savory, meaty taste that is experienced with high-protein foods and broths. Umami is one of the five basic tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami).

An example of umami is the savory taste of shitake mushrooms in a broth that is seasoned with soy sauce.

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A taste sensation produced by the presence of glutamates and nucleotides and associated with meats and other high-protein foods. It is sometimes considered to be a fifth basic taste along with the tastes sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.
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One of the five basic tastes, the savory taste of foods such as seaweed, cured fish, aged cheeses and meats.
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The taste of flavor enhancers added to food to accentuate savoriness, notably monosodium glutamate.
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Origin of umami

  • Japanese uma- stem of umai tasty, delicious -mi n. suff.
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Japanese 旨味, うまみ (umami), which describes the flavour.
    From Wiktionary