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“UMAMI”: THE FIFTH BASIC TASTE

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Umami (the so‐called fifth basic taste in addition to sweet, sour, salt and bitter) is the descriptive term given to glutamate found naturally in foods or added as the flavour‐enhancer monosodium glutamate, as well as other combinations of glutamate and nucleotides. Discusses natural sources of glutamate, as well as commercial production and uses of these flavour‐enhancers. Reviews legislation, thus providing a rounded up‐to‐date picture of this new and fascinating subject area.

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Conn, H. (1992), "“UMAMI”: THE FIFTH BASIC TASTE", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 92 No. 2, pp. 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000000953

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MCB UP Ltd

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