Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Taste Number 5 (Umami)

It's like Mambo #5, but more delicious!

This tasty little product is concentrated Umami in a paste. I'm pretty sure that means it's just MSG and water.

For those of you not familiar with Umami, it's the 5th flavor, "savoriness" . And yes, science has spoken and we do in fact have taste buds that pick up Umami. It's also just a fun word to say. Like Plutonium.


Spoon HQ said...

Not exactly...here are all the ingredients....which are written in the largest font on the box..tomato puree, garlic, anchovy paste, black olives, balsamic vinegar, porcini mushrooms, parmesan, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt.

Anonymous said...

Yes - a lot of natural sources of glutatame as opposed to manufactured sources.