Do you do umami?

Umami-dustDo you do umami?

Not just a trendy brand of hamburger, umami is the fifth category of taste in food (taking its place beside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter).

In Japanese, the word umami literally translates to “savory deliciousness;” when we talk about tastes in food, umami corresponds to the savory tastes of really good food. Some people might describe umami as the “brothy” or “meaty” taste, or the taste sensation you get when eating a really delicious mushroom dish.

Scientifically speaking, umami is flavor of glutamates. According to the nonprofit Umami Information Center (yes, Virginia, there is such a thing), using umami has “important health effects,” including decreasing salt intake and promoting saliva secretion.

So, how does that “savory deliciousness” taste sensation become an ingredient like our new Umami Dust Seasoning?

Umami Dust Seasoning is a carefully-crafted blend of finely-chopped mushrooms, aromatic vegetables and herbs, specifically designed to naturally enhance the savory flavor of your favorite foods, adding flavor and depth to all kinds of recipes.

Try Umami Dust Seasoning in Asian dishes, grilled fish and poultry. Add a sprinkle for extra richness to stews, soups and sauces. Umami Dust Seasoning is a delicious addition to meatloaf, sausage, and yes, it’s especially good on hamburgers.

Umami Dust Seasoning contains: Salt, dried mushrooms, garlic, tomato powder, natural flavors, dried chiles, miso powder (soybeans, rice salt, aspergillus orzae), spices, silicon dioxide